Starbucks begins trialling new NextGen cup in London

Starbucks is constantly striving to make its business more and more sustainable, and for the past few years, we’ve been working towards developing a new, more recyclable and compostable coffee cup. The world’s first market trials will begin on the NextGen cup, taking place at selected Starbucks stores in London, as well as Seattle, New York, San Francisco and Vancouver. While the NextGen cups will look almost identical to the core cups, the trial versions will instead feature a BioPBS-lining on the interior rather than the usual – and hard…

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From Linear to Circular – London: Applications now open

Following on from the huge interest in the From Linear to Circular workshop in Atlanta, we are now opening applications for the London version of the programme. This programme is the third of its kind and is aimed at postgraduate students and professionals. It will be hosted in London for the second time from 15th-18th June. Candidates have until 8th March 2020 to complete their applications to be considered. The programme involves a six-week online phase. During this stage, participants work in teams on collaborative projects, whilst connecting and sharing…

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Londoners reduce food they throw away by 9% with the help of pioneering food project

TRiFOCAL, the project encouraging sustainable food behaviours in London, has announced its results as the three-year initiative comes to an end. The project helped citizens in six London boroughs reduce the amount of good food thrown away by 9% between spring 2017 and spring 2019. Delivered by WRAP, the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB), and Groundwork London, TRiFOCAL addressed three message areas relating to food: healthy and sustainable eating, food waste recycling, and food waste prevention. The project has succeeded in its main objective to encourage sustainable food systems…

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CIPR welcomes ICO investigation into use of facial recognition technology

The CIPR’s #AIinPR Panel has welcomed the ICO’s announcement that it plans to investigate the use of live facial recognition technology in King’s Cross, London. The statement comes a day after the CIPR’s Artificial Intelligence Panel called on businesses to be transparent about the use of emerging technology. The ICO is the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. The ICO’s move to investigate this application of facial recognition in a public space is welcomed. Facial recognition remains…

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London & Cardiff Light up in Support of Veterans

On the 21st of January, thanks to Help for Heroes, iconic buildings in London and Cardiff lit up in support of wounded Veterans. There was an amazing atmosphere at the Tower of London for the launch of their new campaign ‘Cut the Clock’.  Crowds of Londoners gathered around to watch the clock begin to countdown from 4 years – the amount of time it takes the average Veteran to ask for mental health support, according to research carried out by Help for Heroes. England Rugby star Matt Dawson launched the headline…

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