Global Food Producers ‘Failing to Face Up to Role’ in Climate Crisis

The world’s biggest producers of meat, dairy and seafood are failing to tackle the enormous impact they are having on the planet through deforestation, the routine use of antibiotics and greenhouse gas emissions, a report warns. The Coller Fairr index ranks 50 of the largest global meat, dairy and fish …

Toblerone, Cadbury and Milka to Go Sustainable

The maker of Toblerone, Cadbury and Milka has committed to switching to 100% sustainable cocoa. Mondelez International currently sources around 43% of the cocoa through its Cocoa Life programme, which promotes sustainable farming practices, aims to tackle deforestation and provides educational and financial support to farmers. It has now promised …

Tesco and WWF ‘to Halve Environmental Impact of Shopping’

Tesco and WWF have teamed up and committed to halve the environmental impact of shopper’s baskets within a year. The four-year partnership between the nation’s largest retailer and the environmental organisation aims to eliminate food and packaging waste while encouraging customers to buy more sustainable products. Research conducted by the …

Supermarkets Still Produce Thousands of Tonnes of Plastic Bags

Big supermarkets are producing billions of single-use plastic bags each year despite charges that are designed to reduce their use by the public. The UK’s 10 leading supermarkets, including Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose, Co-op and Aldi, continue to put plastic bags into their shops three years after the introduction of …

Tesco to Scrap 5p Single-Use Plastic Bags

Tesco shoppers will soon only be able to buy 10p ‘Bags for Life’ in stores, after the retailer announced plans to stop offering single-use 5p plastic carrier bags in a bid to further reduce plastic waste. From August 28th, 5p plastic bags will no longer be available in Tesco stores, …

M&S Targets Zero Waste and 90 Per Cent CO2 Cut in New ‘Plan A...

Marks & Spencer unveiled a raft of ambitious zero waste and CO2 reduction targets across its business and supply chains with the launch of its new Plan A 2025 sustainability programme today. Under the plan, M&S is aiming to reduce greenhouse gases from its worldwide operations by 80 per cent …

Tesco to Trial a Phase-Out of Single-Use 5p Plastic Bags

Shoppers at a handful of Tesco stores in the UK will no longer be able to buy 5p “single-use” plastic carrier bags, in the first such trial by a supermarket. If successful, it could lead to the bags being phased out completely, less than two years after the law was …