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.
Tesco to go peat-free on UK-grown bedding plants and compost in major carbon-saving move
Tesco will become the first UK retailer to go peat-free on its British-grown bedding plants, in order to significantly lower their carbon footprint. From earlier this year the supermarket started selling only compost that is also completely peat-free.
Vital new collaboration will drive action on cutting climate impact of UK food and drink
With estimates that food and drink consumed in the UK is responsible for around 35% of our territorial emissions, climate action NGO WRAP and WWF-UK have joined forces with eight of the UK’s largest retailers to standardise measurement and reporting of GHG emissions from food and drink.
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.
Is veganism still shaping the UK’s grocery and foodservice markets?
Trying to pinpoint where veganism stands in the mindset of today’s consumer can be a tricky task. The movement undoubtedly gained huge traction over recent years but has this started to slow down?
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.