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.
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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
Patchwork Pâté, the British producer of handmade foods from the Welsh countryside, received a visit from Clwyd West MP, David Jones, to view the recently installed 90kW biomass pellet boiler heating system, which is a part of a flourishing sustainability plan.
UK toilet and facial tissue brand Velvet has launched a website that heavily supports its latest integrated marketing campaign focusing on the brand’s sustainable forest management and commitment to planting trees. Its introduction follows a new brand TV advert (first
DHL has launched its new CNG-powered concept truck for use in towns and cities at Quiet Cities, the first global summit focused on enabling quieter deliveries of freight in urban environments. The vehicle combines new engine and ignition technology with
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
Energy efficiency specialist, Danfoss, lifts lid on true costs of running a convenience store refrigeration system
Danfoss, a global leader focused on energy-efficient solutions that save energy and costs, and reduce carbon emissions, reveals the true costs of running a convenience store refrigeration system While important, the initial purchase price of new equipment is only a part of
Spar’s streamlined consolidation centre system is annually reducing the number of road miles its delivery lorries take by 7.4m miles – a huge jump in productivity and fantastic news for the environment, the retailer reports. The consolidation centre is reported to be an exceptional
Tesco and power management company Eaton have announced that customer Typhoo and another three Tesco suppliers are set to save 750,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year and cut their lighting costs by up to 80%, thanks to a new energy-efficient
Retail and leisure complex, Grand Central Stockport, celebrates waste management and recycling success
A leading retail, entertainment and leisure complex is celebrating the success of its waste management and recycling programme. Grand Central Stockport has gone from no recycling to more than 85% since B&M Waste Services was appointed to spearhead a major waste