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 …

Apple Pledges to Pursue Use of 100 Per Cent Recycled Materials

Apple is aiming to use 100 per cent recycled materials to make its iPhones, Macbooks, and other electronics products in future in a bid to reduce its reliance on mined raw materials, the company revealed yesterday. Publishing its latest annual Environmental Responsibility Report, the IT and electronics giant said its …

Etsy Sets Global Zero Waste Goal

Online handmade items marketplace Etsy has announced plans to secure ‘zero waste’ status across its global operations, following news it has achieved Living Building Challenge sustainability certification for its new headquarters in New York City. The tech company claims its new Brooklyn HQ is now the largest building in the …

5 Cities Leading the Charge on Climate Action

The sheer number of people who live in cities now and who are expected to move into them in the coming years is startling. Around two-thirds of the world’s population is predicted to live in an urban area by 2050, which means there are also major financial implications when extreme …

IKEA UK Reveals Sustainable Product Sales Surge

IKEA has achieved zero waste status across its UK and Ireland operations alongside strong sales growth for its ‘sustainable life at home products’, according to its sustainability report for 2016. Published today, the report claims IKEA recycled 90.6 per cent of the near-40,000 tonnes of waste it produced in the …

Carbon Trust Launches Zero Waste to Landfill Certification

The Carbon Trust has launched a new Zero Waste to Landfill standard to recognise companies working to reduce their environmental impact by diverting waste streams away from landfill. The certification, which the Carbon Trust said provides a “robust framework for verifying zero waste to landfill claims”, is designed to support …