James Beard of Valpak, which sponsored an Explorers Club Flag Expedition that bagged six tonnes of waste from the most densely-polluted beach in the world, has concluded that prevention is the only viable option to halt the tide of marine
Articles in category: Waste
New insights into the scale of surplus and food waste on UK farms will help drive forward work on their root causes at a key stage in the supply chain, and help more food reach its intended market. Research by
Lidl has announced that it is rolling out its ‘Too Good To Waste’ fruit and vegetable boxes across all of its stores in England, Scotland and Wales, following a successful, industry-first trial.
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.
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.
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 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
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
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
Network Rail has today announced plans to tackle three significant environmental issues in the country’s biggest and busiest rail stations.
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,
Neighbourly.com – the social platform that connects local community projects with companies that want to make a difference – has launched Neighbourly Food, a new service designed to fix the logistical problem of re-distributing surplus food, especially local fresh food. The
Halo Wipes manufacturer, Nice-Pak International, has achieved its goal of sending zero waste to landfill at one of its UK sites.
Chartman Group introduces drinks can recycling facilities at award-winning flagship petrol forecourt
The Chartman Group, with the support of recycling programme provider Every Can Counts, has introduced drinks can recycling facilities at its award-winning flagship petrol forecourt as part of a pilot scheme for the forecourt sector.
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)
Viridor has teamed up with River Cottage star, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, for a new BBC1 primetime programme focused on changing the way we think about food waste. In a bid to get us to think more about how much food we
A group of leading UK retailers have for the second time published a combined food waste figure, in line with a commitment to increase transparency and report on progress annually in this area. A British Retail Consortium (BRC) report, which
Food and grocery companies around the country are helping their employees reduce their household food waste throughout October, as IGD’s Working on Waste month gets underway for the second year running. Building on the success of 2014, food and grocery
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
Small and medium-sized London food businesses have only a month left to take advantage of the largest ever programme to help the capital’s food businesses reduce food waste and save money. The Mayor of London’s FoodSave programme, which is delivered
Defra Minister, George Eustice MP, addresses Parliamentary event highlighting the Soft Drinks Sustainability Roadmap
The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA), which represents the soft drinks industry in the UK, held a Parliamentary event to highlight efforts to improve sustainability in the soft drinks sector. The Soft Drinks Roadmap was launched last year and aims
Kingfisher Group has appointed 2degrees, the global collaboration platform for sustainable business, to help drive the progress of its restorative Net Positive approach to business across its global operating companies. Mainstreaming sustainability into the heart of the business is a