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?
Today McDonald’s Corporation has announced a global partnership with TerraCycle’s circular packaging service, Loop, to test a new reusable cup model for hot beverages. The initiative, which will first be trialed in 2021 across select McDonald’s restaurants in the UK,
Aldi is rolling out cardboard packaging across its entire steak range in all 890 UK stores.
Today, Amazon announced it is adding more than 1,800 electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Vans to its delivery fleet in Europe this year. Amazon and Mercedes-Benz share a commitment to reduce emissions from the transportation sector, and Mercedes-Benz also announced today
Fairtrade bananas are favourites with UK shoppers and it is the fruit everyone finds the most 'a-ppeeling'.
Stora Enso will build a pilot facility for producing Cellufoam by Stora Enso, a lightweight, fiber-based foam material for protective packaging and cushioning. Bio-based foams are renewable and recyclable and can be used in packaging, for example, to replace oil-based
One of the UK’s largest rapid charging hubs at Banbury just off the M40, has opened three weeks ahead of schedule providing much needed electric vehicle charging infrastructure on the country’s strategic road network.
Magnum, the UK’s favourite ice cream brand, has launched their ice cream tubs range in the UK using packaging made with recycled plastic. Following a successful pilot last year, Magnum is the first ice cream brand to use recycled polypropylene
A 13-year-old girl on a worldwide campaign to thank to thank electric vehicle (EV) drivers for helping to protect all children’s health has been given a helping hand by InstaVolt, the UK’s favourite rapid charging provider.
The Fairtrade Foundation welcomes the release of the National Food Strategy part 1 report and is calling on the government to deliver a future food strategy that offers real change by supporting resilient supply chains for sustainable development and climate action.
Lidl GB unveils initiative to prevent household food waste as stats show over 1.8 million Scots are shopping without a list, contributing to a sobering 60 million meals being wasted every month.
DPD has smashed its own 2020 target for 10% of its van fleet to be zero emission, electric vehicles, five months ahead of schedule.
Pioneering mobile phone accessories manufacturer, juice, has vowed to support UK retailers and brands make more sustainable choices, following its own ongoing efforts towards helping create a waste-free world.
Iceland has announced that it has reduced its operational carbon footprint by nearly three quarters (74%) since 2011, ensuring it is well ahead of schedule to hit the Government’s target of being carbon neutral by 2050. Its footprint has fallen
Lidl GB has taken a significant step forward in its sustainable cocoa sourcing with the launch of its Way to Go! range of Fairtrade certified chocolate bars in their UK stores. Containing fully traceable Fairtrade cocoa from Kuapa Kokoo co-operative
Aldi today announced an ambitious new commitment to reduce the volume of plastic packaging used by 50% by 2025.
Thirty-eight of the UK’s largest organisations involved in the production and sale of meat today announce their ambition to halve the amount of meat that goes to waste each year in the UK, and help the UK achieve net zero
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
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