Changing the packaging of toiletries will save significant amounts of plastic, says Unilever

Unilever packages Dove with 15% less plastic

Unilever's Dove Body Wash product will now be packaged with 15 per cent less plastic, thanks to new moulding technology.

Siemens will show its multi-standard rapid charger technology at the event

Siemens to showcase EV technology at Greenfleet Scotland

Siemens has announced it will present its range of multi-standard rapid charging units for electric vehicles at this week's GreenFleet Scotland.

Installing a second wind turbine will result in an annual carbon reduction of 5,270kg, says the agency

Environment Agency installs second wind turbine at Darlington office

The Environment Agency has installed a second wind turbine at its office in Darlington to generate 7,500kWh of electricity a year and improve the building's carbon efficiency.

The National Trust's Snowdon hydro-electric scheme is the charity's first large-scale renewables project

National Trust launches renewable energy trading business with Snowdon hydro scheme

The National Trust has switched on a hydro-turbine in Snowdonia, which will supply power to the organisation's new renewable energy trading business.

Retail

[L-R] Martin Last and Graham Keen of the HFMA with Julia Bradbury

Winners announced at Natural and Organic Awards 2014

TV presenter Julia Bradbury revealed the winners of the Natural and Organic Awards 2014 on Sunday, naming Pukka Herbs, Kingfisher and Pulsin' Ltd among the winners.

Waste & Recycling

First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones (left) opened the facility

Wales’s first purpose-built AD facility opened by First Minister

Carwyn Jones has officially opened Wales's first purpose-built anaerobic digestion facility. The £6million site will convert food waste into renewable energy and agricultural biofertiliser.

Food & Farming

[L-R] Martin Last and Graham Keen of the HFMA with Julia Bradbury

Winners announced at Natural and Organic Awards 2014

TV presenter Julia Bradbury revealed the winners of the Natural and Organic Awards 2014 on Sunday, naming Pukka Herbs, Kingfisher and Pulsin' Ltd among the winners.

Energy

The projects include offshore wind farms, as well as coal to biomass conversions and a dedicated biomass plant

Eight major renewables projects to support 8,500 jobs, government announces

Eight new renewable energy projects have been given the go-ahead by the government, with the potential to support 8,500 jobs and create 4.5GW of low-carbon electricity by 2020.

Green Living

Minister for Energy Greg Barker and Claire Perry MP visited Grant, a manufacturer of biomass boilers

DECC launches domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme

The government has officially launched the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which offers homeowners funding to offset the cost of installing renewable heating systems.

Design

OnBeat has already remodelled its prototype, it says

Solar headphone designer seeks UK manufacturer

OnBeat is looking for a UK manufacturer for its solar-powered headphones, after a prototype of the product appeared on The Gadget Show.