IKEA has announced sustainability commitments as it launches its updated People and Planet Positive strategy at its Democratic Design Days in Älmhult, Sweden. The commitments, which will be achieved by 2030, aim to inspire and enable people to live more sustainably,
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Smurfit Kappa’s pioneering MB12 carton is now available for primary packaging. The food-safe MB12 packaging helps customers to eliminate mineral oil migration with a sustainable solution. The Smurfit Kappa MB12 technology is designed to prevent the migration of mineral oil into
Steve Malkin, founder of The Planet Mark, welcomes the Government's plan to introduce a national plastic bottle and can deposit return scheme to crack down on our mounting plastic waste problem
While the public have long known about the health benefits of cycling – including promoting better mental health and assisting with weight loss – a recent study has also found riding a bicycle could actually save lives. As a green
Kellogg’s UK charges up as it pledges to ensure 100 per cent of its electricity consumption will be from renewable sources by 2050. Kellogg’s UK charges up as it pledges to ensure 100% of its electricity consumption will be from renewable
Railway station coffee recycling scheme receives national recognition at prestigious green business awards
An innovative coffee recycling partnership between Network Rail and bio-bean, which has prevented an estimated 5,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere since April 2015, has received national recognition at the UK’s most prestigious green business awards. Last week, the
The Midcounties Co-operative has announced a that its saved a collective 1,500 tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2016 – the equivalent of taking 294 cars off the road – thanks to its sustainability initiatives. The Society, which operates more than 500
The UK’s biggest manufacturer of own-brand toilet and paper products has cut the number of unnecessary journeys from its supply chain by a staggering 50,000 miles per year, as part of a war on waste (WoW) partnership with Pooling Partners.
Young’s Seafood boosts dedication to sustainability through partnership with integrated pallet provider
The UK’s leading seafood manufacturer has renewed a strategic partnership to increase movements of its household name products, while at the same time improving supply chain efficiency, reducing waste and further enhancing its dedication to environmental sustainability. Young’s Seafood Ltd has
Unilever today committed to ensuring that all of its plastic packaging is fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 as it called on the entire fast-moving consumer goods industry to accelerate progress towards the circular economy.
Simply Cups, the UK’s ONLY workable cup recycling scheme, has entered into a relationship with Smart Planet Technologies (SPT) to recover and recycle the ground-breaking ‘reCUP’ hot beverage paper cup that can be recycled at traditional paper mills.
Unilever’s Sustainable Living brands continue to show superior performance, as the company reports on the fifth year of progress of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. Consumers expect more of brands and businesses now – and they reward those that deliver
Asda has today announced an extension of its Sustain & Save Exchange, with the aim of helping food and drink suppliers to save and invest £50m across their supply chains by 2020. It launched the Sustain & Save Exchange in 2012,
Wyke Farms becomes first dairy in UK to achieve triple Carbon Trust Standard for carbon, water and waste
Wyke Farms, one of the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and milk processors, has achieved triple certification to the Carbon Trust Standard for improving environmental performance in carbon emissions, water use and waste. Wyke Farms are the first dairy firm
Organic home delivery service Abel & Cole has developed the UK’s first fully compostable veg bag, which in addition to cutting down on packaging waste, keeps its carrots and leafy veg fresher than ever. Made from bio-polyester, a synthetic material derived
On 10 February, HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden awarded the winners of the first Global Change Award, an annual innovation challenge for circular fashion initiated by the non-profit H&M Conscious Foundation. The most votes, and a grant of €300,000,
Unilever today reached a new industry-leading achievement of sending zero non-hazardous waste to landfill across more than 600 sites, in 70 countries, including factories, warehouses, distribution centres and offices. Having identified the different non-hazardous waste streams in its operations Unilever
Unilever CEO, Paul Polman, has welcomed the Paris agreement on climate change achieved at COP2 on Saturday 12 December.
Halo Wipes manufacturer, Nice-Pak International, has achieved its goal of sending zero waste to landfill at one of its UK sites.
Paptic’s wood-based and recyclable “plastic bags” will be replacing traditional carrier bags at Seppälä and in The Body Shop stores in Finland starting in February 2016. The company’s eco-friendly new technology allows the production of a renewable fibre based material
Some 78% of retailers and 71% of suppliers believe reducing road miles to be either “the biggest” or “a significant opportunity” for cost savings in their supply chains. That’s according to research carried out by IGD’s Efficient Consumer Response (ECR)
Seven large businesses have demonstrated their sustainability leadership by becoming the first organisations to be awarded the new Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain, launched at an event at the British Academy in Central London. The new certification is the
Benetton Group has been ranked by Greenpeace as one of the world’s most sustainable companies, thanks to its global commitment to protecting the environment, product safety, and transparency of supply chain information. This major recognition – following the one the company received in 2013
Delta Refrigeration, a specialist in energy-saving display cabinets and retro-fit doors, has helped a Londis retailer make savings of hundreds of pounds on his monthly energy bills. Delta installed retro-fitted double glazed hinged chiller doors for Barrie Seymour, of Londis
Clyde Shopping Centre in West Dunbartonshire is encouraging local businesses to follow its lead and boost their environmental performance in the year ahead by making a Resource Efficiency Pledge. Since making the Resource Efficiency Pledge, a free scheme that asks