All UK’s electricity will come from clean sources by 2035, says PM

Good News Notes: “Speaking from Manchester, the prime minister said the target could be achieved through advances in wind power and other renewable sources. The shift towards renewable energy is part of government efforts to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035. However some green groups have warned that the UK is behind schedule for…

Children who eat more fruit, vegetables have better mental health

Good News Notes: “Parents, take note! Children who eat a better diet, packed with fruit and vegetables, have better mental wellbeing, a new study found. The study was led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) Health and Social Care Partners in collaboration with Norfolk County Council. The findings of the study were published in…

Tesco Launches Loop Recycle Program in Stores

Good News Notes: “As British grocery store chain Tesco continues to grow its sustainability program, it has implemented a zero-waste packaging system at 10 of its stores in England. The Tesco program offered by TerraCycle’s reusable packaging platform Loop will include 88 products. The grocer says if the program is successful with consumers, packaging could…

McDonald’s plant burger launch late to vegan party

Good News Notes: “The McPlant burger will be trialled in 10 Coventry restaurants from late September and go national next year. But the launch lags behind rival fast food chains, such as Greggs with its vegan sausage roll and Burger King with a soy-based Rebel Whopper. McDonald’s said it took its time to ensure it…

Novel Renewable Technologies That Could Power the Future

Good News Notes: “You’ve heard, of course, of solar panels, wind turbines, and hydroelectric power plants, but did you know there are some other lesser-known renewable technologies currently in the pipeline? From stretchable or paint-infused solutions that can generate electricity from the Sun to ways for you to power your own electronics, the future of energy generation…

Less Meat Consumption And Air Travel Necessary For Net-Zero World, Report Says

Good News Notes: “A new report into the feasibility of achieving a net-zero economy by 2050 has concluded that “a relatively small number of key behavior changes… will deliver most of the necessary emission reductions.” While this includes slight cutbacks in our collective meat consumption and air travel, the authors insist that the creation of a net-zero world “does not…