Supermarkets report 90% decline in plastic bag sales after 5p charge

The average person in England now buys only 10 bags a year compared with 140 bags in 2014 before the charge was introduced

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Sainsbury’s to phase out black plastic by March 2020

The supermarket’s pledge comes as part of a wider promise to remove 1,280 tonnes of plastic from products over the next year

Sainsbury’s delivers zero-emission van pilot

The electric vehicle will drop off up to 30 orders a day to customers who have shopped for groceries online

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 […]