Waste and sustainability news

06 December 2021
SIG, a leading systems and solutions provider for aseptic packaging, has secured access, under a power purchase agreement (PPP), to ‘real-time’ renewable energy from wind turbines for its production facilities in Germany. Wind turbines to deliver power in real time Two wind turbines which are located in Beppen, near Hanover, are set to deliver power in real time – as it is generated – to th...
30 November 2021
Aldi has started a trial of a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers at its Bathgate store in West Lothian, Scotland. Ahead of the Scotland-wide rollout The trial is taking place ahead of the Scotland-wide rollout of the deposit scheme, which will start in July 2022. Under the trial, shoppers will be allowed to return single-use plastic or glass bottles from 50ml up to three l...
24 November 2021
Asda has launched a refillable draft beer concept, the first UK grocer to do so, as it extends its refillables trial to another location. Takeaway craft beer offer Located in the beers, wines and spirits aisle at Asda’s Milton Keynes store, the new fixture provides customers with a regularly changing selection of 12 beers from draft beer pumps which colleagues will pour into one or two litr...
16 November 2021
Morrisons is set to be the first supermarket to co-own a new recycling facility in Fife, Scotland. Reprocessing ‘hard-to-recycle’ soft plastics The new site will be able to process 15,000 tonnes of flexible plastic packaging each year. According to Morrisons, the facility, the first of its kind in the world, is co-owned and being constructed by recycling plant specialists Yes Recycling, and...
11 November 2021
The UK government has committed to phasing out new, non-zero emission HGVs weighing 26 tonnes and under by 2035, with all new HGVs sold in the UK to be zero-emission by 2040. The first country in the world to commit to such target According to the Department for Transport, the UK will become the first country in the world to commit to such target, which was announced on ‘Transport Day’ at t...
10 November 2021
Glasgow, the host city of climate change conference COP26, is set to become the first city in Scotland where Tesco operates a fully electric home delivery fleet. Electrifying the entire home delivery fleet by 2028 The move forms part of Tesco’s plan to electrify its entire home delivery fleet (5,500 vans) by 2028 and become net zero across its Group-wide operations by 2035. According to ...
09 November 2021
As part of its Digital Day, Carrefour has said it is aiming ‘to be a global leader in Digital Retail’. The new digital strategy builds on the retailer’s 2018 aims, which have created a strong foundation on which to build. The retailer said the aim to be a global leader would be ‘built on a ‘data-centric, digital-first’ approach’. Targeting tripling of ecommerce GMV to €10 bn by 2026 Carrefo...
08 November 2021
Co-op and Unilever have teamed up to launch two refill packaging store trials in order to further understand consumer behaviours in relation to refillable and reusable packaging in a convenience environment. Unilever’s first initiative in a convenience store The pilot is set to test a couple of refill models: ‘Refill on the go’ and ‘Return on the go’. Some of Unilever’s best-known brands wi...
02 November 2021
Waitrose is set to trial new wireless charging technology on its electric delivery vans in London. Delivering groceries from St Katharine Docks store Waitrose will be delivering customer grocery orders from St Katharine Docks using a fleet of electric vans that can be wirelessly charged. The trial is due to start in the new year. The vans will be fitted with a wireless slim charging pad ...
01 November 2021
Morrisons has committed to becoming net zero across its own operations by 2035, five years earlier than its initial pledge. Reducing Scope 3 emissions across its entire own brand supply chain by 30 per cent by 2030 The retailer has also committed to reducing its Scope 3 emissions across its entire own brand supply chain by 30 per cent by 2030. It is already in the process of working with su...