The Rainforest Alliance’s sustainability certification is evolving, with the publication on 30 June of a new program with more robust criteria, measurement, and impact featuring several key innovations. The new program will replace existing Rainforest Alliance and UTZ certification programs
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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?
Latest figures show shoppers back Fairtrade during challenging market and care more than ever about helping farmers and workers combat low prices in trade.
The John Lewis Partnership today announced that it is stepping up its commitment to reducing carbon emissions by building a dedicated biomethane gas filling station to enable its largest heavy goods vehicles to use a low-carbon alternative to diesel. Alongside
WRAP is making its £1.5 million textiles grant fund more accessible and has streamlined the application process so that funds can be allocated more quickly. The deadline for applications – published as Thursday 18 June – no longer applies. Applications
Smurfit Kappa has launched an innovative and sustainable new pack which keeps frozen and chilled foods fresh throughout the supply chain. Made from a 100% paper-based combination of Hexacomb and corrugated, the Thermo Box keeps frozen food including fish at
Industry leaders working on large heat pump projects across the economy today launch the “Pump it Up” campaign to call for a U-turn on government plans for clean heat.
Each year, eight million tons of plastic end up in the oceans, killing one million marine birds and threatening hundreds of marine life species. Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues and consumers are increasingly critical
Luxury ice cream brand Häagen-Dazs no longer includes a single-use plastic spoon in its mini cup multipacks. A move that the brand estimates will save 126 tonnes of plastic and will prevent the distribution of around 30 million plastic spoons
The recent restrictions on our movements have led to the biggest drop in CO2 emissions ever recorded. But World Environment Day (June 5) comes as a reminder that a great deal of work is still to be done, if we
Getting your chocolate fix just got even sweeter! Lidl has just launched a sustainable own brand Super-Fairtrade chocolate bar Way to Go!, which helps close the income gap of cocoa farmers and push forward towards a living wage.
Iceland has today announced that it has reduced its food waste by nearly a quarter (23.2%) in the past two years, reducing the amount wasted by almost 2,500 tonnes.
Pernod Ricard is proud to announce that it will end the use of single-use plastic point-of-sale (POS) items by 2021. Alongside other strong commitments to be achieved this decade, this plastic ban is one of the milestones of the Group’s
Oversized packaging and congestion in the packing area was impeding peak performance at ASDA’s George Home e-fulfilment operation. That was until the opportunity arose to acquire a state-of-the-art automated packing system that could tailor-make parcels at high-velocity.
Smurfit Kappa reports is making significant progress in reducing its relative CO2 emissions according to its 13th annual Sustainable Development Report (SDR) which was published today.
WRAP today publishes new guidance underlining the fact that food past its Best Before date remains safe, and perfectly good to eat for days, weeks, months or even years after the date – depending on the type of food and if it
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) in conjunction with the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), has announced the launch of new guidelines, Recycled Content Used In Plastic Packaging Applications.
SodaStream marks Earth Day with five-year environmental commitment to save 67bn single-use plastic bottles
SodaStream, the leading sparkling water brand in the world, has marked Earth Day 2020 by today announcing an ambitious five year commitment to reduce single-use plastic waste. Through expansion of the business, SodaStream plans to save the use of nearly
Pioneering mobile phone accessories manufacturer, juice, is thrilled to announce that it has become the first brand within the industry to introduce the removal of single-use plastic packaging from all of its products.
Vegware – the global specialist in plant-based catering disposables – is open and here to help foodservice with their takeaway and delivery packaging. The brand’s full team are working safely and remotely from home, and have their three international warehouses,
New guidance expanding the reach of the UK’s Food Waste Reduction Roadmap is published today, providing growers with advice on how best to measure food surplus and waste on farm to identify the causes; and help inform where action is
Analysis from global consultancy partnership Kearney has found that 2025 is set to be a pivotal year for sustainability, as the top 10 FMCG firms set themselves a target for 100% sustainable packaging by this date.
Weetabix has published a new Sustainability Review, which sets out what the company is doing to improve on its environmental achievements and ensure it is meeting the highest sustainability standards in the industry.
Smurfit Kappa’s sustainable TopClip solution will be launched on the market by leading beer brewer Royal Grolsch as a paper-based replacement for the plastic shrink wrap currently used on their can multi-packs.
Fearn Products has announced that it has developed and launched the UK’s (and Europe’s) first fully sustainable cling film made from sugar cane – Fearn Eco-Cling Film. The new 100% recyclable film has been made without using petroleum, the underlying
Aldi, Britain’s fifth largest supermarket, has launched new initiatives to reduce the volume of plastic bags sold in its stores and to provide reusable and recyclable alternatives.