Friends of the Earth

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    Costa praised for new recycling ‘racks’

    Costa has won praise from campaigners for committing to a nationwide recycling scheme for takeaway cups. Friends of the Earth said Costa’s pledge to recycle coffee cups across its 2,000 UK stores, equating to 30m cups a year, was a… Read More

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    Government urged to act on coffee cups

    Friends of the Earth has marked the one year anniversary of the 5p plastic bag charge coming into force by calling for new government action on non-recyclable coffee cups. It said the success of the plastic bag charge showed a… Read More

  • New report highlights huge impact of everyday products

    A NEW report today from Friends of the Earth estimates for the first time how much land and water well-known brands use in a year, and what’s needed to manufacture some of the products they sell.        … Read More

  • Cameron urged to give Paterson the boot

    HUNDREDS OF wellington boots have been dumped on the steps of the Department of the Environment this morning by Friends of the Earth, which is calling on the Prime Minister to “Give Owen Paterson the boot” because of his failure… Read More

  • Quarter of public have cut back on meat in the last year

    READY MEALS, and processed meat off the menu as generational shift in British diet becomes evident. 25% of British public say they are eating less meat than a year ago 34% are willing to consider eating less meat One in… Read More

  • Labour’s vision for a green economic future

    NEW STATESMAN article by shadow chancellor Ed Balls MP   Tonight, at the annual Green Alliance debate, I will join an audience of business leaders, environmental campaigners and scientists to discuss Britain’s energy future.   Ten years ago, if you… Read More

  • Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall backs new food alliance

    HUGH FEARNLEY-WHITTINGSTALL and a number of key national organisations from health, environment, social justice, animal welfare, development, faith and consumer sectors have launched a new alliance to promote the idea that eating ‘less and better’ meat is fairer, greener and… Read More

  • Friends of the Earth react to UN biofuels report

    ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGN group Friends of the Earth has issued its reaction to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s report on the impact of biofuels on food security.   The report, which came out yesterday (26th June) confirmed that the production… Read More

  • The Political Print: Thatcher and NGO’s

    WHEN YOU associate Margaret Thatcher with food the first thought that springs to mind is probably milk. Yet the Iron Lady’s legacy to the industry is far greater than denying kids a free glass of the white stuff.   Supporters… Read More

  • MP’s urged to vote green not gas

    ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS have urged Liberal Democrat and Conservative MPs to back the green economy rather than a “dash for gas” in a critical Parliament vote tomorrow, June 4th.   On Tuesday, the much-delayed Energy Bill returns to Parliament. The Bill… Read More