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Ramsbottom's #PlasticFree meeting17th Mon Dec 18
Ramsbottom Fire Station
Ramsbottom Fire Station
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.
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
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.
In December European politicians voted to strengthen company reporting rules. But in 2014 Business Minister Vince Cable is still out to weaken the Make It Better Law.
MEPs have today voted to toughen up proposed new company transparency rules to make large companies report annually on risks their operations pose to communities and the natural world, such as accidents, pollution and human rights.
Greater Manchester campaigners thanked Arlene McCarthy MEP for backing tough action to make companies come clean about their effect on people and the environment in a meeting in Manchester today.
MEPs must resist pressure from corporate lobbyists and UK ministers and close loopholes in new company transparency rules, a coalition of charities including Friends of the Earth is urging today. It comes on the day MEPs debate crucial amendments to … Continue reading
This year’s horse meat scandal highlighted just how easy it is for things to go wrong when companies don’t know exactly how their products are made. But horse meat is just the tip of the iceberg. Samsung says it had … Continue reading