More than 150 firms commit to ‘science-based’ carbon reduction targets

A total of 155 companies including Ben & Jerry’s, Toyota and Sony have committed to set emissions reduction targets in-line with global effort to keep warming to well below 2°C. The ‘Science Based Targets Initiative’ said 45 new firms made the commitment since the Paris agreement – which was signed last month – was reached […]

Yes Pecan! Ice cream powers plant

Ben & Jerry’s are using waste ice cream to create energy. The company uses an anaerobic digestion (AD) reactor dubbed ‘The Chunkinator’ to produce biogas from ice cream waste. The biogas is used in a battery to insulate water at the correct temperatures to produce more ice cream. It reduces the need for natural gas to heat the plant. The […]

More than half of Unilever factories are zero waste

The owner of brands like Dove, TRESemmé, Ben & Jerry’s and Knorr revealed it reached an important milestone yesterday when it announced more than 50% its factories across the globe send zero waste to landfill. Unilever’s goal was achieved as it reported annual sales of €51 billion (£43.4bn) – up from €40 billion (£34bn) – […]

Unilever gets fifth of energy from renewables

The Marmite-making multinational corporation which also brings us Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and Hellman’s mayonaise this week touted its environmental credentials. Unilever says renewable energy now contributes a fifth of its total energy use, while 100% of the electricity it buys in Europe is now from renewable sources. The firm released a report on […]