Vancouver Bans Plastic Straws, Foam Cups and Containers

Vancouver has become the first major Canadian city to adopt a ban on a range of single-use plastics. Starting June 1, 2019, the distribution of plastic drinking straws and polystyrene foam cups and take-out containers will be prohibited. The initiative is part of the city’s ambitious “Zero Waste 2040” strategy …

Wales Recycling Rate Hits 64 Per Cent Target Three Years Early

Wales again increased its overall recycling rate last year meaning it has now reached its target of recycling 64 per cent of household waste three years ahead of schedule, the Welsh government announced yesterday. Provisional Welsh waste and recycling figures for the year ending March 2017 show 64 per cent …

Molson Coors Raises Bar with New 2025 Climate Goals

North American brewer Molson Coors has announced plans to halve global carbon emissions and achieve zero waste across its major manufacturing sites by 2025 as part of its new sustainability strategy unveiled yesterday. Among its ‘Beer Print’ 2025 green targets the beverage giant has committed to reducing carbon emissions from …

JLL UK Hits Energy Reduction Target a Year Early

Real estate consultancy JLL UK has hit 78 per cent of its 2016 sustainability targets, including achieving a 26 per cent reduction in absolute energy use since 2012, but missed key targets around staff training and client engagement with sustainability. Reporting on a mixed bag of results in its 2016 …

Greene King Serves Up Zero Waste to Landfill Target

Greene King is aiming to become the UK’s first major pub chain to send zero waste to landfill across the entirety of its operations, the company announced today. The new target, which it aims to meet by 2020, covers all Greene King’s estimated 3,000 pubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. …

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 …

IKEA Unpacks Textile Waste with Fabric Collection Pilot

IKEA has become the latest retail giant to try and tackle the UK’s growing pile of fabric waste with a new pilot scheme to collect old textiles in store for reuse, repair and recycling. The Swedish retailer’s Cardiff store has today launched a trial ‘textile take-back’ programme in a bid …