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The Grand Egyptian Museum, the first eco-friendly museum in Egypt, is being readied for its grand opening

Twenty years since the late Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak laid its foundation stone, the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is inching closer to completion.  At nearly 500,000 sq. m and with an expected cost of more than $1bn, the GEM will be the world’s largest museum dedicated to a single civilisation. The displays will show objects chronologically from prehistory to […]
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Now, earn Bitcoin for your plastic waste

Eric Schaffner and the UAE-born ZeLoop app shows how crowd-sourced recycling can prevent plastic waste from polluting the environment. Neuroscience has long understood that the human brain is hardwired to seek out rewarding stimuli. We do so both for evolutionary benefit and for extrinsic gain, such as financial remuneration. From fashion to social media, the […]
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Environmental, Social and Governance Practices at Phoenix Contact Middle East

Phoenix Contact has been active in the market for almost 100 years. The framework for sustainable management and corporate responsibility is formed by the harmonization of economic, ecological, and social issues. The Corporate Principles are the guidelines for the daily business dealings of all Phoenix Contact employees around the world. Our customers and partners can […]
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Greening the concrete jungles is the topic of EEG's 1st panel discussion for this year

The 1st Panel Discussion of the Emirates Environmental Group for 2022, was held virtually on the historic day 22.2.22, under the title “Greening the Concrete Jungles - Towards Urban Afforestation and Vertical Farming”. It highlighted the importance of building hybrid cities, amalgamating natural environment into sustainable architecture and design with the incorporation of modern retrofit technologies. The speakers […]
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Nestlé promoting regeneration at Dubai Food For Future summit

Nestlé is contributing to the Food for Future Summit on February 23-24 at Expo 2020 Dubai, where it’s showcasing how it aims to support and advance regenerative food systems at scale to help protect, renew, and restore the environment; improve farmers’ livelihoods; and enhance the well-being of communities. The event is presenting Nespresso sustainability efforts, […]
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Egypt launches major environmental projects in Sharm El-Sheikh ahead of COP27

Ahead of the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), Egypt is launching various environmentally-friendly projects, including solar energy plants, a new central park in Sharm El-Sheikh, and a robust transportation system, all of which utilise clean energy, Egyptian officials said on Wednesday. Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly followed up with the Governor of South Sinai […]
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Bausch + Lomb recycling program enables residents across Ontario to recycle unwanted contacts

BARRIE – Eye doctors located in cities throughout Ontario are helping the planet and the local community by reducing waste and keeping otherwise non-recyclable disposable contact lenses and their packaging out of the landfill. Through the Bausch + Lomb Every Contact Counts Recycling Program, consumers are invited to bring all brands of disposable contact lenses and their blister pack […]
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World-First Smart Hydrogen Hybrid Heating System Unveiled in Pembrokeshire

The trial was part of the UK Research and Innovation-funded Milford Haven: Energy Kingdom project. It was successfully implemented by a collaboration of partners – Port of Milford Haven, Passiv UK, Wales & West Utilities, Kiwa UK, Worcester Bosch, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, and Pembrokeshire County Council. The trial combined a hydrogen-fuelled boiler with an electric air-source heat pump alongside smart control technology and […]
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Tarmac trials ultra low-carbon concrete on HS2 project

Tarmac has successfully trialled the use of ultra low-carbon concrete on part of the HS2 route in the Chilterns. The manufacturer worked with the Align consortium – a joint venture between Bouygues Travaux Publics, VolkerFitzpatrick and Sir Robert McAlpine – which is delivering the central section of Phase One of HS2. The project used up […]
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IKEA pledges to invest in London and accessibility

As IKEA opened its first small UK store today – in Hammersmith, West London – owner Ingka Group announced a £1b investment into the capital over the next three years, reflecting its long-term commitment to becoming more convenient and accessible to its customers. Ingka Group says it will invest in new and existing ways to shop and bring people together, including new services, city-centre […]
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New travel start-up Faircations focuses on sustainable travel

The topic of sustainability is increasingly occupying the travel industry. With the German platform Farircations, a new company is now being launched that focuses specifically on sustainable package and individual holidays. Booking sustainable holidays should be as easy as reaching for the organic food shelf in the supermarket. At least, that is the claim of […]
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First-of-its-kind bio-recycled PET plant for France

Carbios and Indorama Ventures are partnering to build an enzymatic  PET bio-recycling production plant in Longlaville, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France, with a processing capacity of around 50,000 tons of post-consumer PET waste per year – the equivalent to 2 billion PET bottles or 2.5 billion PET trays. The capital investment required for the project is expected to […]
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Leicester company’s recycling failure leads to charity payment

Company pays £17,600 to Bradgate Park Trust’s Jubilee Woodland project. Enforcement Undertaking accepted to address breach of environmental legislation Local environment and public to benefit from the Environment Agency’s response to company’s failure to meet packaging recycling obligations Leicestershire’s Bradgate Park Trust’s Jubilee Woodland project has received a financial boost after the Environment Agency accepted […]
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Offshore charging buoy to cut into carbon emissions of idling ships

Shipping giant Maersk is teaming up with Danish energy company Ørsted on a new venture hoped to cut into the carbon emissions generated by vessels idling offshore. Their solution is a purpose-built charging buoy that supplies power to ships moored overnight, with the first demonstration expected to take place at an offshore wind farm towards the end […]
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Malaysia is prime issuer of sustainability sukuk in ASEAN, with US$3.9 billion of total issuance

Malaysia leads in sustainable and responsible investing (SRI) sukuk issuance among the ASEAN6 countries, accounting for US$3.9 billion of issuance value or 56% of the total ASEAN SRI sukuk issuance, as of November 2021. This is according to Trending: Sustainable Responsible Investment in Malaysia and the Region, a research publication released by Ernst & Young Consulting Sdn Bhd ("EY Malaysia”) […]
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Oppo unveils latest sustainability achievements as it sets to showcase green technologies at MWC 2022

As Barcelona Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2022 approaches, global technology OPPO, has unveiled its 2021 OPPO Sustainability Report, detailing the company's achievements in integrating sustainability and eco-friendly concepts into its entire product lifecycle as it continues to pursue its brand mission of "Technology for Mankind, Kindness for the World". OPPO is committed to implementing the internationally […]
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HSBC to slash financed emissions from Oil & Gas clients by 34% by 2030, 75% for Power & Utilities

Global banking and financial services company HSBC announced today new financed emissions reduction targets for the carbon intensive Oil & Gas and Power & Utilities sectors, initiating the next step on its stated strategy to align its financing activities with the goals of the Paris Agreement and move to net zero by 2050. Dr Celine […]
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For young people, ESG is a key factor in deciding who to work for

Companies across the UK risk losing out on top talent if they fail to take account of younger workers’ greater ethical awareness, with the majority willing to sacrifice earnings for their values. New research by Robert Half, the specialist talent solutions consultancy, shows that nearly two in five (38%) employees would look for a new […]
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Virgin Mobile UAE unveils new biodegradable SIM cards

Virgin Mobile UAE, part of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), today announced that it is the first telecom brand in the UAE to introduce new biodegradable SIM cards.  The move is in line with the UAE’s vision to create a vibrant new green economy that will offer the world a unique model for sustainable development. […]
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U.S. consumers can buy Mentos Pure Fresh Gum in an innovative paperboard bottle

ERLANGER, Ky., Feb. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Global confectioner Perfetti Van Melle announces that U.S. consumers can now get its popular Mentos Pure Fresh Gum in an innovative 90% paperboard bottle that is widely recyclable. The new paperboard bottle – holding 80 pieces of gum – is now available on special displays at more than 3,000 Walmart […]
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BASF sets a new standard for efficient product development of sustainable cosmetics

With the introduction of its Emollient Maestro, BASF’s Care Creations® is raising the bar for smart development of sustainable, high-performing personal care products. Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI) modelling, the digital service calculates ideal emollient mixes according to user briefings, and allows for the targeted replacement of industry benchmarks such as cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone or mineral oils. “Inspired […]
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TotalEnergies and Honeywell sign agreement to promote development of advanced plastic recycling

TotalEnergies and Honeywell have announced a strategic agreement to promote the development of advanced plastic recycling. Honeywell agree to supply TotalEnergies with Recycled Polymer Feedstock (RPF) using their UpCycle Process Technology. TotalEnergies will purchase and convert this raw material into virgin-quality polymers, which could be used for food-grade packaging and other high demanding applications.  The […]
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Egypt and World Bank discuss ways to achieve sustainable development amid climate change

Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea affirmed the government’s keenness to enhance cooperation with its international partners regarding climate change adaptation, green recovery, and energy diversification. Gamea met with a World Bank delegation, headed by Ayat Soliman, the Regional Director of the Sustainable Development Department for the Middle East and North Africa Region […]
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Sea level to rise up to a foot by 2050, interagency report finds

NASA, NOAA, USGS, and other U.S. government agencies project that the rise in ocean height in the next 30 years could equal the total rise seen over the past 100 years. Coastal flooding will increase significantly over the next 30 years because of sea level rise, according to a new report by an interagency sea […]
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Lenovo Recognized As One of the World's Most Sustainable Companies

For the third consecutive year, Lenovo has been recognized as one of the 2022 world’s 100 most sustainable companies by Corporate Knights The Corporate Knights annual ESG-focused rankings evaluated over 7,000 global businesses which generate more than US$1 billion in revenue. Companies are evaluated based on 23 key performance indicators covering resource management, employee management, […]
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Abu Dhabi provides sustainable solutions to reduce construction waste

The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, EAD, in collaboration with The Center of Waste Management, Abu Dhabi, TADWEER, has published a guide entitled, "Sustainable Construction and Demolition Waste Management in Abu Dhabi". The guide provides guidance on steps that should be taken by companies in the construction sector to reduce the amount of waste they produce […]
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GROHE scales up efforts to tackle the climate crisis following COP26

The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow marked a new impetus for tackling the climate crisis. With the primary goal of specifying emission reduction plans to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, the summit once again made clear that, now more than ever, industry role models are needed to drive profound change and […]
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Hyzon Motors: Aberdeen City Council adds UK’s first hydrogen fuel cell waste truck to vehicle fleet

The UK’s first hydrogen-fuelled waste collection vehicle was revealed today in Aberdeen, in a move which continues to accelerate the city’s thriving hydrogen economy. While typical waste trucks are powered by diesel and petrol, the new waste truck will use green hydrogen from existing refuelling infrastructure in Aberdeen. The truck will start collecting waste and […]
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Zeelo to make buses as green as riding a bicycle

Tech-enabled bus transport management company supports its network of 200 bus & coach operators to transition all Zeelo bus journeys to 100% electric fleets by 2030.
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Nando’s offers carbon footprint support to suppliers and will regularly review equipment as it eyes a greener future

Nando’s has said it will support suppliers with reducing their own carbon footprints and explore further ways to cut emissions from its restaurants as it ramps up its focus on climate change. Since 2015, the chain has reduced the carbon footprint of every one of its meals by 40% while acknowledging that there is plenty […]
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