Retail businesses are being urged to prioritise their efforts to reduce single use plastics by Bureau Veritas, following an increase in plastic waste in 2020 as firms took steps to limit human contact during the coronavirus pandemic.
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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?
Just over six months after issuing The Dole Promise to the world, Dole Asia Holdings and its subsidiaries are now focusing on both global awareness and immediate action with the launch of its Sunshine for All Fund, a $2 million
pladis, the global snacking company behind some of the UK’s most loved and iconic brands, is well on its way to reducing its environmental impact, it reveals today.
Organic grocery box delivery service Riverford will replace 1.25 million plastic bags each year with home compostable alternatives supplied by TIPA.
From today, Waitrose will take a further step in eliminating unnecessary packaging by almost halving the single-use plastic on all its own brand Easter eggs and confectionery.
Paper Round has announced the commissioning of a new sorting line at its facility in Essex for the Vegware compostable catering disposables it collects in London, Brighton and Sussex.
Today, Amazon and Global Optimism announced that 20 new signatories around the world have joined The Climate Pledge: ACCIONA, Colis Prive, Cranswick plc, Daabon, FREE NOW, Generation Investment Management, Green Britain Group, Hotelbeds, IBM, Iceland Foods, Interface, Johnson Controls, MiiR,
Vanuatu has become the first country in the world to propose a ban on disposable nappies as part of a bold move to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastic waste due to the devasting effects caused to the Pacific Island, with 27%
Aldi is making Easter greener this year by removing two million pieces of throwaway plastic from its seasonal confectionery range.
Today, Smurfit Kappa announced the launch of a new packing system for its sustainable TopClip product, a paper-based replacement for plastic shrink wrap that bundles beverage multi-packs. This packing system, which is designed for smaller businesses and brands, comes after
Sainsbury’s and Co-op to stock The Hidden Sea, which plans to remove 1bn plastic bottles from ocean with ReSea Project
Sainsbury’s and Co-op are the first UK retailers to stock wine brand, The Hidden Sea, which is on a mission to remove one billion plastic bottles from the ocean by 2030. The campaign was started by the Australian sustainable wine
Ahold Delhaize USA, the parent company of leading omni-channel grocery retailers Food Lion, Giant Food, The GIANT Company, Hannaford and Stop & Shop, today unveiled new health and sustainability goals as part of a detailed, purpose-driven strategy to enable customers
Parcel delivery firm DPD is to host a free, virtual panel discussion exploring the challenges of clean air in cities, on Thursday 25 February.
Rombouts is unveiling brand-new home compostable filters across its One Cup Filter Coffee range – the first of its kind in the world.
SC Johnson announces all Mr Muscle Trigger Bottles in UK now made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic
SC Johnson, an industry-leading manufacturer of household cleaning and other consumer and professional products, today announced all of its Mr Muscle trigger bottle products in the UK are now made using 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic. The bottles are packaged
A boom in consumer demand for Fairtrade products in 2020, including bananas, cocoa, coffee and wine, is reflecting the extent to which the pandemic has sparked an increased global consciousness, changing the way Brits cook, eat, drink and shop.
Sainsbury’s announces ambitious science-based targets for Scope 1, 2 and 3 as part of journey to net zero
Sainsbury’s has today announced plans to significantly reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions with approved science-based targets in its operations and across the supply chain. As part of this, the retailer will work with a number of suppliers on developing and
Compostable packaging producer TIPA and shelf-life extension specialist PerfoTec have partnered to offer fully compostable packaging that extends the shelf-life of fresh produce.
On the back of the launch of Desigual's sustainable 'Love the World’ collection, Retail Times hosts a Q&A with Desigual product director, Clara Delmuns
Royal warrant holder and leading sustainable sleep brand, Hypnos, has announced that its decade-long commitment to carbon neutrality and environmentally-friendly product design has been recognised with a prestigious ‘The Planet Mark - Carbon Neutral Certification’.
North East packaging firm, GM Packaging, moves to larger premises to meet growing demand for cartons and containers
A North East packaging company is moving to larger premises to cope with the increased demands for its products.
Drivers will be able to boost their Electric Vehicle in minutes, thanks to a new high-power charging service at Cobham Services.
Mobile phone accessories manufacturer, juice, has revealed that its market share has doubled in the last year (December 2019 – December
Tetra Pak calls for collaborative innovation to tackle sustainability challenges in the food packaging industry
Tetra Pak has introduced a new collaborative innovation model with leading paperboard producers, a move aimed at tackling the food packaging industry’s sustainability challenges. The traditional operating model of a linear supply chain has changed, and a new partnership ecosystem
Specialist waste management firm, WasteCare, has opened the UK’s first full-scale household battery recycling facility following approval from the Environment Agency (EA).