M&S, Sainsbury’s and Tesco team up to tackle black plastics

They will work with waste firm Viridor, which has developed a method of reusing the hard-to-recycle material

M&S trials refrigeration unit to freeze emissions

The technology is estimated to reduce carbon emissions by up to 95%

M&S saves plastic with efficient food packaging

M&S has slashed the amount of plastic used in its new range of food packaging. In a move to cut unnecessary waste, the multinational retailer has put more than 140 of its most popular products into smaller bags made of thinner, tougher polymers. By reducing the size of the air pocket in snacks such as […]

Renault and Powervault repurpose EV batteries for domestic storage

Renault and Powervault are partnering to reuse electric vehicle (EV) batteries in domestic energy storage units. The collaboration is expected to reduce the cost of a Powervault smart battery unit by 30%, helping bring home energy storage closer to the tipping point of mass-market commercialisation by offering the best return on investment for customers. The trial will […]

This is not just sustainability, this is M&S sustainability

M&S has launched its new sustainability plan. The multinational grocer’s ‘Plan A 2025’ provides an update to the green framework set by the company a decade ago. It sets out the retailer’s ecological and ethical ambitions – M&S aims to support 1,000 communities, help 10 million people live happier, healthier lives and become a 100% zero-waste business. The steps involved in this process […]

M&S gives a spark to community energy projects

M&S Energy has unveiled the winners of its £350,000 Community Energy Fund. The scheme saw nearly 80,000 people vote for their favourite project to win funding so they could install renewable technology or energy efficiency measures in community spaces. A total of 26 projects ranging from schools, sports clubs and a pub have been awarded […]

M&S invites customers to invest in solar

Marks and Spencer (M&S) has launched a green energy initiative. Members of M&S Society are invited to invest between £100 and £100,000 to install solar arrays in up to nine stores across the country. M&S will buy the energy generated from the solar panels to power its stores. It offers members a return on their investment at an interest rate of […]

Retail sector ‘leading in energy efficiency’

The UK retail sector is one of the industries leading in implementing energy efficient measures. That’s according to Munish Datta, Head of Plan A and Facilities Management at Marks & Spencer (M&S) who told ELN: “I think the retail sector as a whole has made great progress, is one of the sectors that is leading […]

M&S reports 39% reduction in energy use

Marks & Spencer has announced its sustainability programme has made “good progress” towards energy and water consumption. The firm said total power across its UK and Ireland stores, warehouses and offices reduced by 39% and water consumption by 31% in 2015/16. That was achieved through its Plan A initiative which sets 100 environmental goals to make the business […]

M&S launches new £350k community energy fund

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched a new community energy fund worth £350,000. The initiative will support green community energy projects and technologies across the UK for the second year. Last year, the British retailer awarded 26 projects a share of £400,000 fund. They included the installation of solar panels in schools, charities and biomass schemes. Any not […]