S & S News: The Week in Highlights 30.07.2019

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.

Politics aside what has been happening in the world of sustainability? The weather across Europe is on steroids with record breaking temperatures. A report finds that 71% of Britons prioritise climate change over Brexit and Paris gets a stern talking to from Greta, who coincidentally features heavily on the latest 1975 track!

As the world anniversaries the Apollo missions, it is revealed these naughty space cadets, left trash on the moon and Sri Lankan authorities find hazardous waste in the UK’s ‘recycling’ cargo.

Renewables are on the up as low-carbon energy generates a majority of 53% of the UK’s electricity for the first time whilst Nissan refuse to meet the government’s requirements on emissions.

In Westminster, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is launched where MP’s have formed to analyse sustainability in the clothing & textile industries.

In the UK, the Sustainable Restaurant Association unveils their Foodprint programme which aims to increasing conscious dining & propel greener menus in the sector. Unilever’s new CEO Alan Jope hints their brands that fail to articulate a clear social or environmental purpose will be culled.

In fashion, Stella McCartney joins LVMH as they purchase stakes in the house & she becomes sustainability advisor to Bernard Arnault.

Finally, Swiss luxury brand Bally launches ‘Peak’ an eco-initiative, designed to preserve extreme mountain environments where they have partnered with Sherpas in Nepal to clean the world’s highest peak –  1,000 kilos of rubbish have already been removed!

Heatwave: Paris suffers 42.6C hottest day ever as UK temperatures set July record – as it happened via Guardian 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2019/jul/25/heatwave-uk-weather-set-to-break-records-as-europes-cities-await-hottest-day-live

Climate more pressing than Brexit, say 71% of Britons – poll via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/26/climate-more-pressing-than-brexit-say-71-of-britons-poll

Sri Lanka finds hazardous waste in UK metal recycling cargo via Guardian 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/25/sri-lanka-finds-hazardous-waste-in-uk-metal-recycling-cargo

Low-carbon energy makes majority of UK electricity for first time via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/25/low-carbon-energy-makes-majority-of-uk-electricity-for-first-time

Nissan refuses government request on Qashqai emissions

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/23/nissan-refuses-government-request-on-qashqai-emissions

Apollo astronauts left trash, mementos and experiments on the moon via Science News 

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/apollo-astronauts-anniversary-trash-mementos-experiments-moon

War on science: Trump administration muzzles climate experts, critics say via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/26/war-on-science-trump-administration-muzzles-climate-experts-critics-say

77% Of People Want To Learn How To Live More Sustainably via Forbes

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesellsmoor/2019/07/23/77-of-people-want-to-learn-how-to-live-more-sustainably/#3e23a3332b01

What The Low Carbon Footprint, Flight-Free Movement Means For Business Travel via Forbes 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lesliewu/2019/07/24/what-the-low-carbon-footprint-flight-free-movement-means-for-business-travel/#54f2c02d4c47

SRA eyes greener menus with new toolkit to cut restaurant CO2 via Business Green 

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3079525/sra-eyes-greener-menus-with-new-toolkit-to-cut-restaurant-co2

Reports: Unilever could cull brands with no sustainable ‘purpose’ via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3079622/reports-unilever-could-cull-brands-with-no-purpose

Young consumers prioritise style over eco-credentials via EcoTextile

https://www.ecotextile.com/2019072224503/fashion-retail-news/young-consumers-prioritise-style-over-eco-credentials.html

Transparency key to swaying buyers, report suggests via EcoTextile

https://www.ecotextile.com/2019072424514/fashion-retail-news/transparency-key-to-swaying-buyers-report-suggests.html

Why LVMH Struck a Deal with Stella McCartney via Business of Fashion

https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/news-analysis/stella-mccartney-lvmh-acquisition-kering

Swiss luxury brand Bally is on a mission to clean Mount Everest via Vogue Australia

https://www.vogue.com.au/culture/features/swiss-luxury-brand-bally-is-on-a-mission-to-clean-mount-everest/news-story/574b2dd3735ecc18394797cf7335a1a9

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