Waste and sustainability news

08 December 2020
Asda has expanded its fleet of biomethane-powered vehicles, by taking delivery of 202 Volvo LNG tractor units. This furthers its plan to transition its core logistics fleet of 1,000 vehicles from diesel to gas by 2024. On the back of an in-house trial This acquisition follows an in-house trial, which delivered a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions of more than 80 per cent. Sean Clifton...
08 December 2020
PepsiCo announced plans to eliminate virgin plastic from its Pepsi brand beverage bottles that are sold in nine European countries by 2022. 40% less carbon emissions   According to the company, the move to 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET), which is the plastic recycled from post-consumer packaging, will eliminate over 70,000 tonnes of virgin, fossil-fuel based plastic per yea...
08 December 2020
CCEP has set new net emissions targets that are in line with the 1.5°C reduction pathway set out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). What are these new targets? Essentially, CCEP has committed to reducing net emissions across its entire value chain by 30% by 2030, before becoming a net-zero business by 2040. The company’s new commitments cover emissions from Scope 1 ...
03 December 2020
As it looks to cut food waste and as part of its digital transition, SPAR has signed a global partnership with Too Good To Go that will cover 13 countries where the two organisations operate. SPAR and Too Good To Go to collaborate across Europe SPAR and Too Good To Go will work together in 13 countries where they both operate, which will cover nearly 9,000 SPAR stores. Together the two orga...
16 November 2020
Tesco announced plans to create three new solar farms and introduce electric vans to its delivery fleet in London. Thanks to a partnership with Low Carbon Tesco is teaming up with renewable energy investor Low Carbon to deliver three new solar farms in the UK by 2021. The solar farms will be located in Essex, Anglesey and Oxfordshire According to Tesco, the farms will generate up to 130G...
06 November 2020
Coca-Cola has committed to reducing its use of virgin plastic by the end of 2021 by using frozen drink cups and lids made from recycled plastic. Saving 40,000 tonnes The move forms part of Coca-Cola’s global ‘World Without Waste’ vision, which goal is to collect and recycle a bottle or can for everyone it sells by 2030 and ensuring none of its containers end up in landfill or oceans. The...
28 October 2020
Unilever says it is on track to halving its use of virgin plastic by 2025, through reducing its use of plastic packaging by more than 100,000 tonnes and increasing its use of recycled plastic. Recent progress One year after becoming the first major consumer goods company to commit to an absolute plastic reduction across its portfolio, Unilever has provided the following progress updates: ...
20 October 2020
Asda has today opened a flagship sustainability trial store together with a new plastics reduction strategy that includes a pledge that customers will not pay more for greener options. The store at Middleton, Leeds, was due to open earlier this year but was delayed by the Covid-19 crisis. It will function as a test and learn facility for sustainability, similar to its Stevenage technology store w...
19 October 2020
Sainsbury’s is due to swap its lead-acid pallet trucks with more energy efficient trucks powered by kinetic energy and lithium-ion batteries. Provided by Toyota 1,200 trucks will be provided over a 12-month period by Toyota, which is the car manufacturer’s largest European deal to date. The retailer claims it is the first UK supermarket to make the switch to lithium-ion trucks. According...
12 October 2020
Retail Business Services, Ahold Delhaize USA’s services company, has announced the winner of its supply chain innovation pitch competition. Evergreens Farms Burlington, Massachusetts-based Evergreens Farms is a startup that innovates in the vertical farming space. Along with four other organisations, it has taken part in the Supply Chain Seed startup immersion programme , which was hosted ...