S & S News: The Week in Highlights 05.10.2019

Hello October & posting last week’s news highlights prior to the beginning of London’s large scale Climate Strike.

A new clean air coalition with the likes of Uber, Engie and Philips back a business led initiative to tackle Britain’s dirty air.

A sea of red found its way onto the Treasury as Extinction Rebellion spray fake blood onto the building.

The State of Nature release a report which sites that populations of the UK’s most important wildlife plummeted by an average of 60% since 1970 and the area inhabited by officially designated “priority species” has shrunk by 27%.

Business for good sees HP invest in reducing ocean-bound plastic in Haiti and crisp giant Frito-Lay unveil their potato plans for zero emission manufacturing.

In sustainable tourism, sales at SeaWorld et al may plummet as TripAdvisor ends ticket sales to attractions that breed captive whales and dolphins.

Danone cultivates multinational effort to restore biodiversity via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3082292/danone-cultivates-multinational-effort-to-restore-biodiversity

Businesses urged to sign up to new Clean Air Taskforce via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3082273/businesses-urged-to-sign-up-to-new-clean-air-taskforce

Crisp giant Frito-Lay unveils plan for zero emission manufacturing via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news-analysis/3082073/global-briefing

HP’s investment in reducing ocean-bound plastic in Haiti via Green Biz

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/peek-hps-investment-reducing-ocean-bound-plastic-haiti

Extinction Rebellion protesters spray fake blood on to Treasury via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/03/extinction-rebellion-protesters-spray-fake-blood-treasury-london

Populations of UK’s most important wildlife have plummeted since 1970 via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/03/populations-of-uks-most-important-wildlife-have-plummeted-since-1970

Greta Thunberg: The teenage climate activist tipped to win Nobel Peace Prize via Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/greta-thunberg-speech-climate-change-nobel-peace-prize-winner-who-a9139651.html

Green party wants to scrap £6.5bn plans for new roads and use cash to fund free bus travel instead via Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-party-conference-free-bus-fund-public-transport-climate-change-a9138211.html

TripAdvisor ends ticket sales to attractions that breed captive whales and dolphins via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/oct/02/tripadvisor-ends-ticket-sales-to-attractions-that-breed-captive-whales-and-dolphins

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