PepsiCo to can equipment with HFC greenhouse gases

Soft drinks giant PepsiCo announced plans to phase out equipment in the US which contains greenhouse gases harmful to the atmosphere by 2020. Yesterday it revealed the aim to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from “point-of-sale” equipment such as coolers, vending machines and fountain dispensers purchased in the United States. Starting from 2015 the firm won’t buy any […]

EU reaches deal to cap ‘super’ greenhouse gases

The European Union has reached a tentative deal to partially ban the use of a group of “super” greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) will be capped in 2015 and gradually phased down, with a target to achieve a 79% reduction by 2030. HFCs are considered to be much more powerful […]

Sainsbury’s trials ‘world’s first’ naturally refrigerated truck

Sainsbury’s is trialing what it claims is the world’s first naturally refrigerated trailer in a move which could help cut its carbon footprint. The supermarket giant has joined forces with a natural refrigeration technology specialist for a two-year trial of its new system, which uses carbon dioxide for cooling instead of the more harmful hydroflourocarbons […]

Sainsbury's trials ‘world’s first' naturally refrigerated truck

Sainsbury’s is trialing what it claims is the world’s first naturally refrigerated trailer in a move which could help cut its carbon footprint. The supermarket giant has joined forces with a natural refrigeration technology specialist for a two-year trial of its new system, which uses carbon dioxide for cooling instead of the more harmful hydroflourocarbons […]

US lagging in meeting 2020 greenhouse gas target

The US is currently “not on track” to meet its target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 17% by 2020. New research by the World Resources Institute (WRI) claims President Barack Obama will have to take additional steps in order to reach the nation’s goal. The analysis suggests the President’s Administration could implement “strong standards” […]

Olympics swimming venue wins sustainability ‘gold’

Team GB may have missed out on a gold medal at the Olympic aquatic sports centre this summer – but the venue itself has been given top rating for its environmental credentials. According to the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), the swimming centre has environmentally friendly cooling systems which should set an example for Games […]

EU begged to phase out F-gas emissions

The EU is being called on to phase out a certain type of gases used in fridges, insulation and air conditioning to combat climate change. A coalition of environmental organisations wrote to the EU’s climate Commissioner, Connie Hedegaard to demand the phasing out of fluorinated gases known as F-gases. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Greenpeace, […]