Tesco removes two billion pieces of plastic from its business

Tesco has confirmed it has now removed more than two billion pieces of plastic from its UK business since the launch of its 4Rs packaging strategy in 2019 (‘Remove, Reduce, Re-use, Recycle’). In the last 12 months, the supermarket has identified and removed 500 million pieces of unnecessary plastic.

Has ‘sustainability’ become a packaging cliché?

‘Sustainability’ has become a major component of the consumer mindset throughout the foodservice packaging industries and beyond. The downside to this rapid increase in awareness has become clear, with the market being flooded with clichéd terminology and near-meaningless declarations of environmentalism. Large amounts of sustainability terminology are in danger of not just being misleading, but losing meaning altogether.

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 'Taste Me Don't waste Me' Fruit & Veg Box

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.

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.