Iceland has become the first UK supermarket to launch plastic-free packaging for its Pink Lady apples, as it continues to reduce its plastic packaging footprint.
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?
Etsy Inc. has announced it will now offset 100% of carbon emissions from packaging from both Etsy and Reverb.
Every Can Counts has announced its first ever drinks brand partnership in Ireland with carbon neutral, Irish start-up, The Naked Collective, to help inspire and encourage more people to recycle their empty drink cans.
Two Bristol based organisations have one mission – to wage a war against plastic in period products.
Finland’s cooperative S Group to build nationwide electric car charging network with Kempower’s chargers
A significant step is about to be taken in advancing electrification of transport in Finland – the S Group aims to build a nationwide charging network for electric cars during the years 2021–2024. The S Group is a customer-owned Finnish
Aldi has removed plastic straws from all own-label drinks cartons. Instead, all of these drinks now come with a paper straw that’s fully recyclable and made from FSC-certified cardboard.
Reckitt announces its partnership with the UK Government as the COP26 Hygiene Partner at the climate change summit in Glasgow between 1-12 November.
Tetra Pak today announces it is ready to deploy its portfolio of tethered cap solutions. The portfolio brings numerous benefits to food and beverage manufacturers and consumers, as the company builds on its vision of the most sustainable food package.
The UK’s largest packaging compliance scheme, Valpak, has welcomed the opening of the government consultation on packaging extended producer responsibility and deposit return schemes, calling it a once in a generation chance to create a system designed for the world
Ranpak Holdings Corp., a global leader of environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions for e-commerce and industrial supply chains, has announced that all of its European manufacturing facilities have obtained a Chain of Custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC)
KellyDeli, the owner of sushi counter franchise Sushi Daily, has saved 30 tonnes of food waste and more than 76 tonnes of CO2 during the last year with its product Forgotten Ends.
Scotland’s first biomethane refuelling station will enable low-carbon HGV deliveries throughout country
CNG Fuels has started building Scotland’s first public access renewable biomethane HGV refuelling station, which will allow fleet operators to run their vehicles on low-carbon fuel, support net zero plans and save money, the company announced today.
It’s a pivotal moment for DRS. On March 24 DEFRA released the long awaited consultation document on Deposit Return Schemes, and last week the Environment Audit Committee shared responses from industry stakeholders on next steps for deposit return schemes; both
Avantium N.V., a leading technology company in renewable chemistry, announces that its subsidiary Avantium Renewable Polymers (“Avantium RNP”) has signed two additional conditional offtake agreements for the supply of PEF resin to manufacture bottles and films, bringing the total now
Over the past two years, following requests from UK retailers, Greiner Packaging has replaced yogurt multi-packs made from polystyrene (PS) with polypropylene (PP) and ‘Project Snap’ has now successfully recreated the ‘snap’ which consumers love.
Magnum, the ice cream brand famous for its cracking chocolate, has announced a tree planting programme in the Cavally Forest region in Côte d'Ivoire. 465,000 native trees, the equivalent of filling 125,000 O2 Arenas, will be planted to mark International
Macfarlane Packaging, the UK’s largest distributor of protective packaging materials, has announced that from 1 March, it has replaced its existing blown hand-applied stretch wrap with a film containing a minimum of 30% recycled material. The inclusion of recycled content
Spar International aims to further tackle food waste through scaling up its successful collaboration with digital platform Gander. The partnership initially launched in Northern Ireland and has grown to become a global collaboration.
Put circular economy at heart of coronavirus recovery, Bureau Veritas tells retail sector on Global Recycling Day
On Global Recycling Day (18 March), leading sustainability authority, Bureau Veritas is reminding retail firms that a move towards a circular economy business model should be at the heart of their coronavirus recovery.
Following the overwhelming success of the UK’s inaugural Food Waste Action Week, WRAP today announces the names of the first corporate donors for its other huge week of environmental action - Recycle Week 2021.
Corona today launches a new, circular form of packaging for six-packs as part of its long-standing dedication to protecting the environment – harnessing surplus barley straw to create a truly sustainable paper packaging solution. Corona, which has a deep connection
Packaging data specialist, ecoVeritas, has launched a free online tool for brands, retailers and their packaging supply partners to calculate their future costs in preparation for the incoming UK Plastic Packaging Tax.
KP Snacks has announced large-scale packaging reductions as it strives to meet its sustainability goals via the company’s Taste for Good responsible business programme. As one of the UK’s leading snacks manufacturers, KP Snacks is constantly looking for ways to
U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomes one of China’s top three denim manufacturers, Advance Denim, as a member of the system that provides mills and manufacturers the critical assurances they need to prove to their customers that they are an approved
The Plastic Free Mark launched by environmentalist group A Plastic Planet has been spotted on teabags, food products, and even validated ‘the world’s first plastic-free supermarket aisle in Amsterdam’. Now this revolutionary ‘stamp of approval’ has finally made its way