MPs press the alarm: “UK’s consumption is unsustainable”

The Environmental Audit Committee is concerned that the use of deforestation-linked commodities including soy, cocoa, timber is increasing dramatically

Lush news as natural beauty retailer’s cork packaging ‘carbon neutral’

Each of the retailer’s 35g ‘Cork Pot’ sequesters more than 33 times its weight in carbon dioxide

Target aims for 100% renewable energy

US retailer Target aims to source 100% renewable energy for its domestic operations. It is part of its wider climate policy, which includes reducing emissions from its facilities by 25% by 2025 by ramping up its use of solar and wind power. It also aims to increase the energy efficiency of heating and lighting in […]

M&S signs power deal with waste firm

British retailer Marks & Spencer has signed a deal to get green energy from an anaerobic digestion plant. The power supply deal – known as a Power Purchase Agreement or PPA – means M&S will get 30,000 megawatt hours (MWh) worth of electricity from waste management firm Shanks. That’s enough to power 20 of its […]

British retailer makes huge energy savings

British retailer Matalan has cut its energy usage by 18% by managing its consumption using a wireless technology. It installed the Building Energy Management System that controls and monitors a building’s lighting, heating and cooling in 155 stores, which helped the firm save more than £760,000 in its energy bills. Matalan plans to roll-out the […]

Co-op to recycle all waste from UK food stores

Food retailer The Co-operative Group has pledged to divert all waste away from landfill from more than 2,800 of its stores in the UK. It is rolling out a new recycling scheme, which aims to recycle, convert into energy or reuse more than 34,000 tonnes of food store waste every year. Food waste, which makes […]

M&S first retailer to go carbon neutral

Marks & Spencer says it is the first retailer in the UK to achieve the holy grail of carbon cutting – it has become carbon neutral. A report from the British high-street brand shows all operated stores, offices, warehouses and delivery fleets in the UK and Ireland have been certified as being carbon neutral. This […]