Waste and sustainability news

03 March 2021
We roundup the most read content from February, picking out some of the key insights from the most viewed reports of the previous month. In the shortest month of this year, we produced the second benchmarking report that evolves around inbound service, in addition to a report on the partnerships developing in the grocery retail industry. We also hosted the first virtual roundtable event of t...
01 March 2021
Retailer alliance EMD has announced it will, from now, require its private label suppliers to adhere to its sourcing code of conduct. EMD committed to Responsibility and Sustainable Sourcing EMD said its sourcing code of conduct sets out 12 sustainability criteria, which are based on the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative of the Consumer Goods Forum. EMD noted that private label supplier...
26 February 2021
METRO France announced a partnership with TerraCycle’s Loop initiative to reduce the use of single-use plastic. First wholesaler in the world to partner with Loop According to METRO France, it will become the first wholesaler in the world to offer the solution developed by Loop in part of its wholesale stores. This initiative marks Loop’s entrance into the wholesale space. Loop has alre...
19 February 2021
Gatik, an autonomous vehicle company specialised in B2B short haul logistics based in California, announced the electrification of its fleet of autonomous box vans. A range of 120 miles, and a full charge in less than 1.5 hours The electric vehicles have been developed thanks to a collaboration with VIA Motors, a US-based company specialized in the development and manufacturing of electri...
18 February 2021
Sainsbury’s has introduced a new film recycling system in some of its stores. 63 stores across the North East Shoppers have the option now to recycle Polypropylene (PP) film in 63 stores across the North East. The retailer currently provides front of store collection points for Polyethylene (PE) film and carrier bags in over 600 supermarkets across the UK. According to Sainsbury’s, the in...
09 February 2021
Auchan Retail is set to eliminate 55 million plastic food trays that are used in meat and seafood products. Replaced with a compostable vegetable fibre alternative According to the retailer, the initiative will result in the elimination of 1100 tonnes of plastic from its supply chain. The new trays are being rolled out this month in Auchan stores in PetiteForêt, Cavaillon, Plaisir, Schwe...
04 February 2021
Sainsbury’s has announced new science-based targets for its Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. Ambitious targets Essentially, the retailer has committed to reduce its Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 30%, whilst setting a net zero target for its Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2040, in line with the Paris Agreement. According to Sainsbury’s, as part of its Scope 3 emissions reduction plan...
03 February 2021
Ocado’s rapid service Zoom has begun trialing several electric and pedal-powered vehicles for customer deliveries from its site in Acton, West London. Trial and vehicle types The trial, which began on January 28, includes the following vehicle types: Electric refrigerated vans Refrigerated electric assisted vehicles (EAVs) Pedal powered cargo bikes The “innovative ref...
01 February 2021
Loblaw has launched its partnership with Loop, the circular ecommerce platform developed by TerraCycle, to offer a range of products in refillable packaging. Offering branded and private label products Having announced the partnership in 2019, Loblaw has initially launched in the Ontario market. Customers can shop for a range of food and household products in refillable packaging, including...
29 January 2021
Dutch retailer Albert Heijn has announced that it has switched completely to electricity generated from Dutch wind farms since 1 st January 2021. It has also reduced CO2 emissions of its stores by 50% since 2008. Working with suppliers, farmers and fruit and vegetable growers Over the next few years, it aims to work with suppliers, farmers and fruit and vegetable growers to reduce CO2 emis...