sustainability & environment

Asda trucks

Trucks to be made safer as MEPs vote for new design rules

19 Apr 2014 | By Thomas Hobbs

MEPs have thrown their weight behind a radical design overhaul for lorries, with bigger windows and rounder fronts…

Recycling Plant

CCE seeks to increase domestic recycling with new bin designs

19 Apr 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Coca-Cola Enterprises is harnessing the power of social media to find new prototype designs for domestic recycling bins…

Solar roof panels

Solar energy saves Oakland International £30k a year

13 Apr 2014 | By Sara Spary

Oakland International is set to cash in on annual savings of £30,000 after switching to solar energy…

Asda lighting

Walmart claims 40% energy savings thanks to LED lighting

12 Apr 2014 | By Thomas Hobbs

Walmart has claimed that a rollout of new ceiling lighting fixtures will reduce energy consumption by up to 40% per store…

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Certified sustainable palm oil

Sustainable palm oil: act now on certification Subscription

23 Apr 2014 | By Andy Green

The clock is ticking for firms to show commitment to responsibly sourced palm oil…

Easter eggs

Easter egg packaging is a necessary evil Subscription

23 Apr 2014 | By Gillian Garside-Wright

Easter eggs are fragile and require the support of complex packaging…


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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.

Pound shop feature

Online pound shops will have to piggyback

22 Mar 2014

The domain name that I own,, was the first-ever transactional online pound shop…

Food industry is a pioneer in sustainability Subscription

10 Feb 2014

The food industry is clearly a very early adopter of sustainable business thinking and practice…

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