Tesco’s landmark LEAF Marque certification
Tesco has announced the completion of its landmark roll-out of LEAF Marque certification, with all of its UK fruit and veg growers now certified to robust environmental standards, working towards whole-farm, continuous improvement in areas including climate resilience, biodiversity, soil health, greenhouse gas emissions, and deforestation.
Sainsbury’s introduces ‘Taste Me, Don’t Waste Me’ boxes to reduce food waste
Sainsbury’s is introducing ‘Taste Me, Don’t Waste Me’ fruit and vegetable boxes in over 200 selected supermarkets across the country, following a successful trial. These boxes will include a variety of surplus fresh fruit and vegetables and will be sold for a lower price to help customers have access to affordable nutritious food.
Waitrose study shows nearly 13% of festive food shop ends up in the bin
A Waitrose poll of 2,000 adults who celebrate Christmas found 31% admit to wasting more food than usual at this time of year – as 61% overbuy to make sure they don’t run out.
Asda revamps refill proposition
Asda first introduced refill two years ago and has since been testing and learning, working with customers to find what most appeals to them. Asda has partnered with WRAP and Unilever, with funding from Innovate UK, to find out customer barriers to participation, so it could look at ways it can increase participation.
Wrap highlights Christmas household food waste
Climate action NGO WRAP is using the run up to Christmas to help avoid food going to waste through its Love Food Hate Waste and Recycle Now campaigns.
Major grocery businesses urge Government to power wind and solar investment
Tesco, Morrisons, Marks & Spencer and the three biggest food co-operatives in the UK – the Co-op Group, Central Co-op and Midcounties Co-operative – alongside Community Energy England, have joined forces to call on the Government to “green the energy grid” by powering investment in renewable energy.
WRAP’s retail survey shows retailers are taking steps to reduce household food waste
WRAP’S latest Retail Survey shows that actions are being taken on how food is labelled by retailers and brands to help people avoid food waste happening at home.
Grocery sustainability metrics have the potential to redefine the role of food packaging
It’s nearly a decade ago that the familiar ‘traffic light’ labelling system started appearing on supermarket items signalling key health metrics around calories, sugar, salt and fat content. Fast-forward to now, and a similar emphasis is emerging in the grocery industry around the signalling of environmental sustainability data for food items.
Aldi rolls out soft plastic collection points to all stores
Aldi has announced the rolling out of soft plastic recycling bins across almost all its UK stores. Following a successful trial last year, the move means customers can return all types of clean, soft plastic packaging.
Morrisons becomes first supermarket to launch its own carbon neutral eggs
Morrisons has become the first supermarket to launch its own line of carbon neutral eggs as part of its commitment to be directly supplied by ‘zero emission’ British farms by 2030.