Recent years have witnessed an alarming increase in the illegal trade of plastic waste, with high-income countries consuming plastic products and packaging at unsustainable rates, exporting their plastic waste to developing countries with little capacity and infrastructure to manage it.
In this report, we reveal that the take-up of climate-friendly refrigeration by supermarket chains is spreading faster and more widely than ever. We are concerned that major retailers are missing an easy climate win and the chance to significantly lower their energy bills, by not fitting doors on refrigeration units
A report exposing Japanese retail giant Rakuten as the world’s biggest online marketplace for elephant ivory and whale meat products. Blood e-Commerce reveals the company’s Japanese website carries more than 28,000 ads for elephant ivory products and some 1,200 whale meat products ads
We conducted a detailed inquiry to uncover whether merbau flooring on sale in the UK could be proven to have come from legal sources and whether adequate information was available to consumers. The findings show the voluntary approach to excluding illegally logged timber from the UK market is insufficient
The UK is the third largest importer of illegal timber in the world; the global trade in stolen timber is costing producer countries £7.5 billion a year. It is estimated that the UK imports about 3.2 million cubic metres of stolen timber a year, worth about £700 million
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