S & S News: The Week in Highlights 18.12.2018

S & S News: The Week in Highlights shares a collection of current articles, reports and stories that are newsworthy in the realm of sustainability, social responsibility and beyond. Feature promise: Absolutely no fake news. This week sees the COP24 in Katowice agree on a strategic plan to reach the terms made in Paris in 2015 and also sees a new UK Waste Strategy implemented to combat consumer and business waste. 

via United Nations YouTube

Katowice: COP24 Climate change deal to bring pact to life via Carbon Brief

https://www.carbonbrief.org/daily-brief/katowice-cop24-climate-change-deal-to-bring-pact-to-life

The UN’s latest climate meeting ends positively via The Economist 

https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2018/12/16/the-uns-latest-climate-meeting-ends-positively

Climate change: Five things we’ve learnt from COP24 via BBC 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46582265

Companies in England to pay packaging waste costs under new proposals via Reuters

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-waste/companies-in-england-to-pay-packaging-waste-costs-under-new-proposals-idUKKBN1OH01M

 Businesses must pay to recycle their own waste under new government scheme via The Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/recycling-waste-strategy-government-businesses-pay-plastic-pollution-environment-a8687656.html

UK Waste Plan means consumers will have to pay a returnable deposit on bottles, cans and disposable cups under a new government strategy via BBC 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46594380

Climate change: The massive CO2 emitter you may not know about via BBC 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46455844

Brazil should stay in Paris climate agreement -future environment minister via Reuters

https://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL3N1YF52G

Why 2 million kilos of Christmas cheese will end up in the bin via The Guardian 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/16/cheese-uk-waste-mountain-christmas-borough-market

Baby seals drinking milk contaminated by toxic chemicals from ocean, study reveals via The Independent 

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/seal-pups-milk-toxic-chemicals-ocean-pesticides-scotland-extinction-research-a8686896.html

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