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Articles in category: Sustainability Time
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?
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
Gluten free pudding LillyPuds is renowned for its light and delicious traditional and gluten free Christmas puddings that are packed full with the best, hand-selected ingredients and now for 2018, it has created a brand new range of artisan treats which
Independent testing has revealed that a new plant based glitter created by a UK company is the most eco-friendly in the world.
The commitment applies to all UK and Ireland stores, including the recently opened IKEA Exeter store, all future IKEA outlets and IKEA online. The announcement is the first of many steps IKEA is taking towards its global commitment to remove
Macfarlane Packaging, the country’s leading supplier of protective packaging, is this week launching its annual “unboxing”* survey designed to provide retailers with valuable feedback from consumers on their experiences of opening and unpacking goods ordered online.
Borough Market is tackling food waste by redistributing top quality, surplus produce to 30 charities across London; providing meals for those in need. Britain’s best-known market has been working with zero food waste charity Plan Zheroes since 2014, and this
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New research1 released today by the environmental charity Hubbub reveals that 44% of the public are completely unaware that microfibres - the microscopic fibres released into our waterways when we wash our clothes - often end up in our food
Iceland today announces that it will be extending its market-leading trial for the use of reverse vending machines in England, Scotland and Wales as it continues its efforts to end the scourge of plastic pollution.