sustainability & environment

Food waste

Supply chain efficiencies would prevent 250,000 tonnes of waste, claims report

04 Mar 2015 | By Megan Tatum

Report also recommends all “display until” dates are removed from products and a standardised approach to period an item is deemed safe to eat is adopted

Lavazza biodegradable coffee capsule

Lavazza develops biodegradable espresso coffee pods

04 Mar 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Lavazza is set to bring biodegradable and compostable coffee machine pods to market by the end of this year.

Food waste at an anaerobic digestion plant

Bag it or Bin it report calls for co-treatment of food waste and sewage

25 Feb 2015 | By Megan Tatum

A report on domestic food waste has called for controversial changes to EU regulations that would see the co-treatment of sewage sludge, and organic food waste. 


Carbon Trust calls for 'cold economy' investment Subscription

20 Feb 2015 | By Megan Tatum

Investment in the development of sustainable cooling technologies is key to fighting food waste, the Carbon Trust has warn…

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oil pump

Oil price slump savings: will they be passed on to shoppers? Subscription

11 Jan 2015

As price crashes go, the recent oil price collapse takes some beating. Down by more than 50% in price…

Field of crops

Pesticides are not counterintuitive to sustainable food production

24 Oct 2014 | By Caroline Drummond

It is vital that we look at the whole picture when it comes to sustainable food, says Caroline Drummond of LEAF.


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Palm oil collaboration

06 Feb 2015

Your recent article on ‘The palm oil predicament’

Waitrose 12

Shining the light on a key issue for the environment

29 Nov 2014

I was really interested to see your ‘Switch the Lights’ Campaign…

Plastic carrier bags

Plastic bar war must be kept up says Midcounties Co-op

26 Jul 2014

We have reduced our carrier bag usage by 2.1 million carrier bags across our food stores so far this year…

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