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Green cosmetics firm in Bury saves £23,000

A family-owned cosmetics manufacturer is saving more than £23,000 a year after taking a range of measures to reduce its energy use and become more efficient.

Working On Waste in Greater Manchester

Abigail Kemp hears proposals from key stakeholders on tackling the problem of household waste.

Community Energy at Risk from FITs Policy Changes

The government’s proposed subsidy cut for small scale renewable energy schemes will threaten around £127 million of investment in current projects.

Collecting accurate data at an urban level

Louise Marix Evans explores what kind of data can provide a meaningful measure of progress towards global urban sustainability?

'What comes next?': Manchester tackles global inequality

Deborah Linton explores global inequality and considers the influence of the new Global Development Institute.

Real Junk Food Project Manchester hosts: 'Just Eat It – A Food Waste Story'

Calling all food waste warriors! This month, Real Junk Food Project Manchester is hosting the city’s premiere screening of the award winning documentary ‘Just Eat It – A Food Waste Story’ - and you're invited...

Q&A: Lucy Danger, EMERGE chief executive

Lucy Danger chats to Clare Wiley about tackling food waste and why compromise can be crucial for successful collaborations.

'Households, Retailers and Food Waste Transitions'

Daniel Welch reports on an event held by The Sustainable Consumption Institute to mark the conclusion of its research project, 'Households, Retailers and Food Waste Transitions.'

Cultivating awareness by cooking up a 'rescued food' feast

Charlotte Spring reports from Manchester’s debut Disco Soup - a family "feastival" aiming to prevent food waste through shared skills and supper.

Disco Soup Manchester: party with a purpose

The Real Junk Food Project Manchester is bringing a fabulous food waste festival to the city in partnership with the Wonder Inn. Art, activities, games and music will accompany the main event, Manchester’s first ever Disco Soup!

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