Beko looks at homes in a post pandemic world

Beko's report in collaboration with The Future Laboratory explores the long-term impact of global lockdowns on how we'll live in the near future.

B&Q launches new lighting range

B&Q's new collection is split into two ranges and features modern to Art Deco-inspired fixtures as well as traditional and industrial style pendants.
With 20 co-ordinated looks, the ‘Collection Range’ helps customers create ambient, task focused and accent light in their rooms. Each ‘look’ features ceiling, floor, table, and wall lights that work together.

The ‘Essential range’ features lamps at affordable prices.
Highlights include:

Hydrogen buses for Birmingham

The Clean Air Hydrogen Bus Pilot looks to kick-start the hydrogen market as a viable zero-emission fuel with launch early next year of 20 hydrogen buses in Birmingham. The buses, made by Wrightbus, are the world's first zero-emission hydrogen fuel-cell double deckers, and they'll be use from next April with National Express West Midlands.

Papertale: new technology lets consumers choose sustainable future

The new Swedish blockchain platform PaperTale aims to empower consumers to drive a sustainable economy.  As well as letting you see information about a product's environmental impact, it also shows informatoin about the workers in the factory who made the product, whether they're paid the salaries deemed acceptable in their country and you can even interact with them and pay a tip should you want to. Consumers will have the power to make informed decisions about what they buy and this could strengthen companies that choose to work sustainably.

Bolia student design award winners

This year's three winners of Bolia's 2020 Design Award are:

Petrochemical ban from Unilever products by 2030

Unilever's decision to cut petrochemical-derived ingredients from its cleaning products should have a big knock-on effect, say environmentalists.