£1.7 million grant to cut plastic pollution in India, Chile, Kenya and South Africa

Last month sustainability charity WRAP and UKRI launch a major new UK fund to support projects to reduce the impact of plastics on the environment in India, Chile, Kenya and South Africa. The International Circular Plastics Flagship Projects Competition is a £1.7 million fund designed to address the problem of plastics pollution in these key nations. Applicants can apply for funding ranging from £50,000 up to £250,000 that demonstrate solutions which respond to specific targets under the Plastics Pacts of each nation, and which will ultimately help reduce plastic pollution…

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Ikea pre-launch of new guide to unlock business action on air pollution

IKEA and partners are introducing a practical guide for businesses on how to measure air pollution across value chains. The guide will support companies to understand their impact on air quality and to take necessary actions to reduce their emissions. The guide is being developed by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), in co-operation with IKEA with the ambition to contribute to better health for people and the planet. Reducing air pollution is more important now than ever before. Today, air pollution is shortening the…

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UK Nature-tech innovators Earthly and Alchemy launched immersive, carbon removal visualisation at COP26

Earthly, the platform connecting businesses to nature-based solutions and cutting-edge immersive storytelling production studio, Alchemy will demo their unique collaboration: An immersive 3D ‘island’ that visualises carbon removal as a series of living ecosystems. Businesses, their customers and their employees can immerse themselves in a bespoke digital island to examine more closely the ways in which natural carbon ‘sinks’ such as mangroves, forests and sea kelp store carbon to help neutralise their carbon footprint while supporting biodiversity. “We designed the fly-through, interactive experience to be more engaging than an abstract…

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