Marks & Spencer is taking action to prevent plastic waste from going to landfill by launching a new initiative, which will enable customers to bring back non-recyclable plastic packaging.
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Sustainability time, read about the who and how: what are retailers doing to address environmental and social challenges they face, what help are they getting to implement good practice initiatives?
Today, Iceland launches the first in-store reverse vending machine in Northern Ireland, as it looks to continue its efforts to reduce the impact of single use plastics on the environment.
The UK’s largest packaging compliance scheme, Valpak, is hosting a free, day-long seminar in Manchester to update industry on legislative shifts, design guidance, and best practice examples.
Halo, the new multi-temperature fresh produce handling facility at DP World London Gateway has officially pledged to save over 1.5 million kilos of CO2 during the course of its 2019 operations.
Kingfisher, the international home improvement company, today announces it will phase out three chemical groups from its own branded products by 2025, with an ambition to extend this to the rest of its supply chain. The move is part of
Soup brand, Crosse & Blackwell, has announced that it will be rebranding in January 2019, in a move set to invigorate the canned soup category. The rebrand features a new packaging design for each of the 15 soups in its
Marks & Spencer, the iconic UK high street retailer, has chosen to roll out Aerofoils, the Formula One-inspired energy saving device for open-fronted retail fridges from Aerofoil Energy.
Over the last year, packaging has been in the spotlight. Steve Gough, CEO of the UK’s largest compliance scheme, Valpak, updates readers on the latest on extended producer responsibility (EPR), plastics, and environmental compliance 2018 was a momentous year for
The annual task of completing the packaging data form can be a difficult and time consuming task. Valpak can help you complete the form, as well as assist with checking the data to ensure it is as accurate as reasonably
Marks & Spencer today steps-up its commitment to reducing the amount of plastic it uses by launching over 90 lines of loose fruit and vegetables completely free of plastic packaging in a trial at its Tolworth store.
To mark National Recycling Week (11-18 November), Bidfood launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness in schools on how best to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic. The pioneering initiative – ‘Choose to Reuse’ – saw teams from nine of Bidfood’s depots, as
UK retail coffee brand Percol today announces it is the first coffee brand to receive the official Plastic Free Trust Mark from A Plastic Planet (APP).
Smurfit Kappa has taken the next step forward in its sustainability journey by rolling out an ambitious new set of goals.
Paper-based packaging provider Smurfit Kappa is celebrating the first annual European Paper Bag day at its Sangüesa Paper Mill in Spain, to promote the use of paper carrier bags as an alternative to plastic bags. The milestone day was created by
There is currently more than 86 million metric tons of plastic in our oceans. IKEA wants to proactively prevent ocean plastic pollution and has decided to join the NextWave initiative, with focus on making use of plastic waste before it
Almost a quarter of consumers are still opening goods ordered online that are overpacked according to a survey by Macfarlane Packaging.
Coca-Cola Great Britain and WWF-UK announce they will be extending their partnership for another three years, building on their pioneering work to protect precious river habitats in the UK, supported by a grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation. Coca-Cola and WWF have
The John Lewis Partnership has announced today it will phase out all diesel-powered heavy trucks from its fleet by 2028. The move will see the company roll out over 500 new state-of-the-art Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners
Zetes: the first and final mile, key considerations for flawless and sustainable delivery performance
There are two critical aspects of the logistics process, the first mile and then the final mile. It is the efficiency with which retailers manage these two essential aspects of supply chain logistics in a seamless way that is key
Stocks, a luxury clothing and homeware store, has opened its doors in Marlow. The independent retailer, which has its flagship store in Henley, also has a shop in Stockbridge, Hampshire.
Supermarket Asda has today announced that it will install F1-inspired Aerofoils in 187 of its supermarkets, reducing energy consumption from refrigeration by an estimated 17% and slashing CO2 emissions.
It is estimated that UK adults use 7.7 billion single-use water bottles each year. This campaign aims to help cut this number by reducing the amount of single-use plastic bottles used at Landsec’s retail destinations. This will be done by
Looker, a leading data platform company, today announced that Five Guys JV - premium burger chain - has implemented Looker to deliver an enhanced customer experience, increase operational efficiency and drive improved sustainability across the business. Looker has opened up
The voice of Wales’ food and drink sector (The Food and Drink Wales Industry Board) says business is booming thanks to Wales’ reputation for producing fresh and natural produce and consumers across the UK are calling for an increase in
Morocco Gold, the award winning single estate, extra virgin olive oil, from olives grown and pressed in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains; has secured its first major retail listings in Central London. From this month, Morocco Gold will be