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Expert View
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Waste not wanted: proactive environmental management in the retail supply chain

Retailers are under growing pressure to cut packaging waste, with around 56% of respondents to a Datamonitor survey saying that packaging has a medium to very high influence on their shopping choices. Looking to capitalize on this feeling, the Designing Out Waste consortium of leading UK retailers is now pushing the government to revise regulation to encourage recycling and reductions in refuse.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Volatility in global commodities markets drives spend in risk management IT

Analysts expect that increased volatility in commodities markets globally will drive spend in risk management IT. However, commodities present their own unique characteristics that must be observed, making it fundamental for IT vendors looking to capitalize on the opportunity to have a full understanding and appreciation of the underlying physical market and of their potential client's business.

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK: government intends to "stamp out" corporate greenwashing

The UK government recently announced its plans to "stamp out" corporate greenwashing by updating the guidelines first published by the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs in 2003. However, guidelines are no longer enough. The time has come for a European-wide standard to substantiate claims of sustainability, which will provide impetus to the region's key environmental aims.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Feb 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK Waste Policy Review: a surprising lifeline for utilities

The disposal of industrial, commercial, and residential waste in the UK has too long been a question of waste management. Rising energy prices, scarce landfill space, and improved pollution control are slowly changing the energy landscape too. Energy from waste should serve the dual purpose of increasing energy security and freeing up landfill space. Utilities must take notice and act now.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jun 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK Green Gas Certification Scheme: first milestone towards renewable gas supply

The Green Gas Certification Scheme identifies whether gas has been produced from renewable sources, allowing customers to opt for a green gas supply and reduce their carbon footprint. While green gas production is currently limited, the scheme will drive greater market diversification and development, marking a significant progression for the industry.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Mar 2011
Expert View
Expert View

UK election: consumer confidence will suffer without a decisive result

Uncertainty over the makeup of the next UK government is thought to be undermining consumer confidence. The prospect of a hung parliament has raised concerns about the subsequent political environment and whether decisive action will be taken to bring economic recovery. As a result, consumers are likely to respond by saving now and waiting to see how the situation develops.

Published By Datamonitor
05 May 2010
Expert View
Expert View

The Green Deal - banker's delight

The Green Deal was launched without fanfare on January 28, 2013, accompanied by howls of industry criticism. So far take up has been modest, and is likely to remain so given that the scheme is fatally flawed.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Apr 2013
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Expert View

Tesco's 'mixed-use' developments are not all bad, but the company must do more

Previously announced plans by Tesco to build homes and other facilities near four of its stores have come under the spotlight after financial commentators warned that the move would make the retailer too powerful. Prioritizing environmental credentials in the design process and ensuring that the developments benefit local residents would go some way towards pacifying the opposition.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Apr 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Tesco and Comet: plugging the electric fuel gap

Supermarket giant Tesco and UK electricals retailer Comet plan to establish a network of electric car charging points on their London retail sites. Although the current supply of electric vehicles is limited, sector investment and government backing mean that retailers will eventually pose a viable threat to 'big oil' in city locations.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jun 2009
Expert View
Expert View

Sustainability is on the rise across sectors and geographies

The last decade saw rising interest in sustainability among governments, industries, and the public. With the effects of the recession still lingering, state and private stakeholders are looking towards green and energy-efficient technologies as new avenues for growth. The key emerging trends around the sustainability space relate to industries as diverse as energy, transport, and construction.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Feb 2011

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