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

Sainsbury’s dumps £10m food waste initiative

The ‘Waste Less, Save More’ project was launched in 2015 to help consumers reduce food waste and ultimately save money

Sainsbury’s trials electric bike deliveries in London

The bikes have enough capacity to carry several customers’ orders at a time while producing zero emissions and no noise pollution

Tesco, Sainsbury’s coal supplier fined £3.4m for rigging bids

CPL and Fuel Express admitted to rigging competitive tenders to supply the two supermarket chains

Sainsbury’s takes pole position for sustainability

  Sainsbury’s is introducing Formula 1 inspired technology across the refrigerated aisles of its entire estate to slash energy consumption by up to 15%. By working with the Williams F1 team to install the aerofoils, the supermarket expects to see energy reductions of 44 million kWh every year, equivalent to boiling 320 million kettles. Whilst […]

Sainsbury’s trials delivery truck cooled by liquid nitrogen

Sainsbury’s is to trial a refrigerated delivery truck cooled by a liquid nitrogen-powered engine in what is claimed to be the first in the world. The zero-emission cooling unit replaces the traditional diesel engine used to chill the vehicle. The technology, supplied by Dearman and its partners, is expected to help cut 1.6 tonnes of […]

Sainsbury’s uses green gas to power UK stores

A number of Sainsbury’s supermarkets across the UK are now being powered by green gas. Recycler ReFood collects food waste from two of the retailer’s depots in Sherburn-in-Elmet and Haydock and converts them into gas, heat and fertiliser at its anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities. The gas is then exported to the national grid. According to […]

Sainsbury’s first company to use natural refrigerant trailer

Sainsbury’s has become the first company in the world to use natural refrigerant trailers. The prototype uses only CO2 refrigerant. Developer Carrier Transicold claims the global warming potential of CO2 is much lower than other refrigerants such as propane and ammonia. Two more units will join Sainsbury’s fleet this year as part of a three-year technology field […]

F1 engineers make eco-friendly fridges

Formula One engineers are developing a technology which can cut the energy usage of supermarket fridges. The engineers from Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) are developing an aerofoil which attaches to fridge shelves to keep more cool air inside. WAE has teamed up with start-up company Aerofoil Energy to develop the product – a “wing” that […]

Supercharge your electric car at Sainsbury’s

You can now top up your electric car while shopping at Sainsbury’s. Tesla has installed its Supercharger stations at stores in Winchester, Exeter and Bristol. The Model S Supercharger has a range of 312 miles per charge, which the company claims is more than enough to cover daily commutes and the “majority of driving scenarios”. […]