Waste and sustainability news

26 October 2021
Sainsbury’s has committed to become net zero across its own operations by 2035, five years earlier than its original ambition. Extensive investment and innovation According to Sainsbury’s, the new target has been made possible following extensive investment and innovation, but also thanks to significant progress made in reducing operational emissions, a term that covers direct emissions (Sc...
25 October 2021
Get up to speed about what COP26 is and why it’s important for retailers and suppliers. What is COP26? COP26 will be attended by countries that signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a treaty agreed in 1994. The 2021 conference will be the 26th meeting, which is why it's called COP26. The UK will host the conference in Glasgow between 31 October and 12 No...
19 October 2021
The government has announced plans to temporarily allow overseas lorry drivers to make unlimited journeys in the UK within a 14 day period. Only two pick-ups or drop-offs are currently allowed each week “Cabotage” refers to the right to operate transport services within a given country. Foreign hauliers are currently allowed a couple of pick-ups or drop-offs within the UK each week. However...
18 October 2021
JD Logistics is set to invest RMB 1 billion (around £113 million) in a new green supply chain project called “Green Stream Initiative”. Carbon efficiency increased by 35% within five years The announcement was made at the sixth Global Smart Supply Chain summit held on 18 October. JD Logistics expects to see its carbon efficiency increase by 35% within the next five years, and halve its carb...
15 October 2021
Coles has announced the signing of the last power purchase agreements to reach its objective of sourcing all its electricity needs from renewable sources by the end of FY25. Electricity generated at wind and solar farms across Australia The retailer has recently signed renewable electricity agreements for large-scale generation certificate (LGC) agreements are with Origin Energy, ACCIONA En...
14 October 2021
The EU has unveiled a series of measures that are set to reduce the amount of paperwork and the number of internal UK border checks that are required under the protocol on goods crossing the Irish sea to Northern Ireland (NI) from the rest of the UK. Background Treatment of trade between GB and NI poses numerous practical difficulties and it is exceptionally sensitive, politically, for both...
01 October 2021
Tesco has partnered with global reusable packaging platform Loop to offer shoppers a variety of food, drinks, household, and beauty product in a reusable packaging. To find out more on the initiative click here. The initiative is available in 10 large Tesco stores. We look at two stores, which launched the initiative, in Milton Keynes. Where are they located? Tesco and Loop’s reusable packa...
24 September 2021
Tesco has pledged to becoming net zero across its value chain by 2050, including those generated by the products it sells and across its supply chains, in line with the United Nations’ objective to keep global warming below 1.5°C. In addition to a new Group-wide net zero target of 2035 for all its own operations Tesco has also committed to a new Group-wide net zero target of 2035 for its ow...
22 September 2021
CO2 production resumed Production of CO2 at CF Industries’ plant in Teesside will be resumed in the next few days, as the government is set to cover full operating costs to run the plant for three weeks. The plant is due to become operational again in three days’ time. CF Industries’ second plant, located in Cheshire, will still remain closed for now. US-owned CF Industries has recently sto...
16 September 2021
PepsiCo has launched pep+ (pep Positive), a strategic end-to-end transformation, placing sustainability at the centre of how it will create growth and value. We review the key elements. Changing how products are made and go to market This initiative will guide how the company will transform its business operations as it aims to operate within planetary boundaries and drive change for the pl...