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EXCLUSIVE: The UK Government's decision to introduce a national ban on microbeads can act as an "important step" that mobilises countries to look beyond microbeads in the ocean and focus on creating a plastic circular economy "without leakage".

Companies are being called upon to ramp up water efficiency measures, share best practices and water consumption and open up new communication streams surrounding water conservation after a new report commissioned by water companies revealed the growing risk of drought facing the UK.

During World Water Week, food producer Knorr has launched a new behaviour change campaign to drive awareness of the "hidden" water waste impacts in food production, encouraging consumers to take action to reduce their water footprint.
Discounts in the English Water Retail Market may not be enough to encourage companies to switch water supplier, but you knew that already right?

The world's largest solar-powered boat is en route to Paris for the COP21 climate conference, where it will be moored up as an 'ambassador vessel' to draw attention to the key issues of ocean plastic waste and maritime emissions.

The second-largest brewing company in the US has reduced water consumption in its breweries, including those in water-stressed California, by 128m gallons last year, while greenhouse gas emissions and waste produced also tumbled.

With World Water Week bringing experts and innovators to Stockholm to foster new thinking and develop solutions to water-related issues, edie rounds-up the projects and products that could aid efforts to combat water scarcity.

Ford has reinforced its sustainability commitments with a new target to reduce its water use by nearly three-quarters since the turn of the millennium, as the US automotive firm moves towards using zero potable water for vehicle manufacturing processes.

Global food and beverage company PepsiCo has unveiled a revamped list of climate commitments, incorporating plans to decouple emissions from business growth, have a positive water impact, and achieve zero waste to landfill.

German consumer-chemicals company Henkel is on track to triple its resource efficiency in terms of business value created by 2030, according to the firm's latest Sustainability Report.

With a new report from Fairtrade warning that climate change could stunt global coffee production by 50%, supplier Olam International has become the first agri-business globally to achieve the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard - for it's coffee plantation in Tanzania.

The second largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world has released its sustainability report revealing notable gains in water-efficiency, energy use and recycling.

A new report has reiterated that North Sea nations have the skills and the storage capacity to deliver a thriving Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) industry, with a 10-point plan which outlines the specific support needed from the EU.

Business customers set to lose £millions when the English Water Retail Market opens - Difficult to believe? - Well its true. Lets take the Scottish Water Retail Market that has enabled business customers to switch water supplier to obtain discounts on their water bills with anything up to 25%. Which is great, but if I were to tell you based on a study of a few hundred business customers that had switched water supplier over £600,000 of overcharges have been identified, this is an annual overcharge! So when business customers are led to believe they will be charged correctly when they switched water supplier and in a large proportion of the cases they are not the water companies should hang theirs heads in shame.

More than £20m will be invested in doubling the area of ocean under marine protection around British overseas territories, the Government has announced today (15 September).

Sports and leisure business David Lloyd has switched to newly-formed retailer Water Plus to supply all 84 of its UK health clubs and gyms, marking the largest UK-wide water supplier switch to date.

With 8 Conferences, more than 80 Workshops and over 140 Exhibition stands, WWEM 2016 is destined to outperform all previous attendance figures. Industry professionals, regulators and academics from around the world will come to Telford (UK) on 2nd and 3rd November to learn about the latest developments in regulations, technologies, methods and standards in laboratory, process and environmental monitoring.

Efforts to combat water scarcity are "absent from the portfolios" of investors, and it is now the responsibility of the private sector to step up water efficiency practices to build understanding that water is an economic risk as well as an environmental one.

Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola has become the first Fortune 500 Company to replenish all of the water it uses globally back to nature and communities.

Hydrogen mobility innovators from across Europe have formed a new coalition to deploy 200 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV); 125 extended-range electric vans and 29 Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (HRS) in 10 EU countries.

GM crops are an indispensable tool in the fight against global hunger and the UK should retain ultimate power to decide on the technology, MP's have claimed.