BBC Bitesize launches campaign to support more than three quarters of a million kids preparing to start secondary school

BBC Bitesize, working with the charity YoungMinds, is announcing its new campaign Starting Secondary School. The campaign is aimed at 10 to 12 year olds, parents and teachers and designed to help support the critical step of beginning secondary school. Packed with videos, interactive games, and tips and advice, Starting Secondary School will help children across the UK during their last term in primary school and through their critical first weeks at secondary school. In September 2019, 752,528 children will move up to secondary school across the UK. Moving from…

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Morrisons to introduce plastic-free fruit and veg areas to help customers buy bagless

Morrisons is to become the first British supermarket to roll-out plastic free fruit and veg areas in many of its stores. Customers will be able to choose from up to 127 varieties of fruit and veg – and buy them loose or put them in recyclable paper bags. The move follows a ten-month trial in three Morrisons stores in Skipton, Guiseley and St Ives where the amount of loose fruit and veg bought by customers increased by an average of 40%. The new ‘buy bagless’ fruit and veg shelves are…

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Ecotricity announces sustainable partnership with Countryfile Magazine

Ecotricity is proud to announce a new partnership with Immediate Media Co. – the special-interest content and platform company – to provide paper wrapping for all subscriber copies of BBC Countryfile Magazine and BBC Wildlife Magazine. Marie Davies, Immediate Media, Managing Director Specialist, comments: “Having explored a number of alternatives to polywrap for sometime, we are delighted to be able to introduce a paper-based solution, as a completely recyclable product has always been the preferred option. Our new partnership with Ecotricity, means that our Countryfile and Wildlife readers can dispose of the wrapping straight into…

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SEAT reduce waste by 34%.

On the occasion of International Recycling Day, which is being celebrated tomorrow, SEAT has announced that it is focussing its environmental improvement actions this year on reducing waste. Over the past 8 years, SEAT has managed to generate 34% less waste in its facilities, and in the next few months is going to implement measures designed to reduce production waste by up to 60% in the next six years. Among other initiatives, SEAT is going to prevent waste generation and address optimising separation in order to obtain more recycling and…

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Chubb Announces New Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goals Aligned with Science-Based Standards

Chubb announced today a new companywide goal to reduce its global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 20% on an absolute basis by 2025.  The company also established a long-term goal to reduce absolute GHG emissions 40% by 2035.  Both goals use 2016 emissions levels as the baseline. Chubb’s goals are aligned with the two-degree Celsius target outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement, as well as the quantitatively supported science-based standards methodology of the United Nations Environmental Program.  This is the third GHG emissions reduction commitment the company has undertaken since launching…

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