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From the frontline: How Greenpeace volunteers are resisting fracking in Lancashire

When fracking firm Cuadrilla was granted permission to frack for gas in Lancashire toward the end of last year, the company’s bosses probably hoped it would be the moment the anti-fracking movement gave up and fell silent.Instead, it’s only strengthened the resolve of local people. Since the start of the year, when Cuadrilla began moving equipment into...
Hannah Martin - 24 February, 2017 - 14:43 - Comments

Deposit Return Schemes - what exactly are they?

You may have seen the term Deposit Return Scheme batted around lately- but what exactly does it mean?The way I like to think of it is this - with a DRS, you buy the contents of a bottle (glug glug, delicious smoothie), but only borrow the bottle. The tiny deposit paid on top of the drink is fully refundable once the empty bottle is returned. This bottle can then be recycled or (even better!) reused.
Fiona Nicholls - 22 February, 2017 - 16:50 - Comments
A Greenpeace volunteer campaigns outside a branch of HSBC

HSBC promises to cut ties with forest-trashing palm oil companies

There's been a major breakthrough in protecting Indonesia's forests: HSBC has committed to breaking its links to palm oil companies destroying forests and peatlands. This is a fantastic result for everyone who has been campaigning over the last few weeks, although the hard work doesn’t stop there. The real test now is how those words will be put into practice.
Annisa Rahmawati - 21 February, 2017 - 17:09 - Comments

One Day Without Us

Today Greenpeace is coming together with thousands of people from across the country to support ‘One Day Without Us’ a celebration of migrants in the UK.Why is this our business you might ask? Well, because Greenpeace couldn’t function without immigrants who work and live in this country. From the hard work and dedication of our staff, to the passion of our...
Aakash Naik - 20 February, 2017 - 11:24 - Comments
Bulldozers clearing peatland forest in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

HSBC: what they've said about funding deforestation, and why it's wrong

Over three weeks ago, we exposed how HSBC is funding palm oil companies that are tearing up Indonesia's forests. Since then, thousands of emails have been sent to the CEO. Now HSBC is responding to those emails, but what it's saying is at times misguided, and other times just plain wrong.
jamie - 8 February, 2017 - 14:59 - Comments

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