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The media just won’t leave Apple alone – I almost feel sorry for them. I know I shouldn’t feel sorry for the global megabrand, but I almost do: Apple’s getting the Panorama treatment.
Some of the UK’s biggest businesses and trade groups – including Unilever, IKEA, Kingfisher, M&S and EEF, the Manufacturers’ Organisation – have put intense pressure on the European Commission [EC] not to scrap crucial plans to use natural resources much … Continue reading
On Thursday 11 December, we learned that new EU president Jean Claude Juncker, is planning to abandon two packages which could prevent 58,000 premature deaths from air pollution by 2030, save £31-110bn, and create over 580,000 jobs.
A year ago our politicians voted to change how Europe fishes for food. One year on, MEPs are already breaking their pledge to safeguard our fish stocks.
European Commission proposals on the circular economy and air quality are in imminent danger of being scrapped. These are crucial plans aimed at making Europe use resources more wisely and address the air pollution public health crisis.
Fears are growing that the EU may be on the verge of scrapping crucial plans to clean up our polluted air and cut waste.
Do any of the major political parties give a toss about the housing crisis? We’ve identified 17 pretty large-scale changes that are needed if people are to have affordable homes in decent places.
The supply of affordable homes must be increased to help tackle the housing crisis, but they must be built to high environmental standards and situated in the ‘right place’, Friends of the Earth said today, ahead of publication of a … Continue reading
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a secretive bilateral trade agreement currently being negotiated between the EU and US, is being billed as a panacea to Europe’s economic woes. However, there is very little evidence available to corroborate these lofty … Continue reading
Responding to the Environmental Audit Committee’s Circular Economy report published today (Thursday 24 July 2014), Friends of the Earth Resource Use Campaigner Julian Kirby said: “Thanks to greedy companies and short-sighted 1970’s economists we live in a throwaway society we … Continue reading
A raft of measures announced in Brussels today [Wednesday 2 July], aimed at getting Europe to use its resources more wisely, is weak and insufficient, says Friends of the Earth.
Apple opens up, Europe shuffles forward, the UK digs its heels in and cries. It’s nice to see progress, isn’t it? Especially when on so many other fronts the world seems to have been taken over by the mad, bad … Continue reading
The UK has today succeeded in watering down new European rules designed to boost corporate transparency, by blocking plans that would have required large private companies to report on their environmental and social impacts, alongside firms listed on stock exchanges.
Apple’s supplier responsibility report published earlier this week reveals for the first time that it sources tin from almost every smelter in the Indonesian province associated with dangerous illegal mining and environmental destruction.
Commenting on a new report by the Environmental Audit Committee published today (Thursday 6 February 2014) warning the Government to keep its proposed carrier bags levy simple, Friends of the Earth Resource Campaigner Michael Warhurst said: “It’s crucial that the … Continue reading