sustainability & environment

Wine bottles

Morrisons unveils wine screw cap with a green twist

20 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Morrisons is rolling out a new environmentally friendly wine screw cap that it claims will reduce its carbon footprint and makes the bottle easier to recycle.

Tesco carrier bags

Tesco shoppers to choose carrier bag beneficiaries

16 Aug 2014 | By Sara Spary

Tesco is to let shoppers choose which charities will cash in on proceeds from the Scottish and Welsh carrier bag levies…

Wrap plastic

Members of Wrap overwhelmingly back charitable status plan

10 Aug 2014 | By Andrew Stone

Wrap is to apply for charitable status after receiving “overwhelming” backing from its members for its plans to become a c…

waitrose malmesbury

Waitrose eco store in Malmesbury angers residents

02 Aug 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

An eco-friendly Waitrose store is set to open in Wiltshire on Thursday amid vitriolic online opposition…

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We need a strong, independent, Food Standards Agency Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By Sue Davies

It seems food scares are rarely out of the news these days…

Crops farm farming

The UK needs a fair and square deal on food and farming Subscription

14 Jul 2014 | By Dan Crossley

Over the past two weeks, we’ve heard that neonicotinoids are linked to the decline in farm birds; more than 700 Britons a day are diagnosed…


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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…

Owen paterson

Owen Paterson's green blobs: some would shrink UK farming

26 Jul 2014

We suspect some environmental NGOs would like to shrink British farming…

Tackle wider waste issue

24 Mar 2014

While it was heartening to read your story on consumers’ greater awareness of food waste, pre-consumer waste also needs consideration.

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