Sainsbury’s to sponsor COP26

The retailer becomes the sixth Principal Partner for the international climate change summit in Glasgow

Sainsbury’s says its aerofoil fridges are a really cool way to reach net zero

The supermarket giant notes the innovative equipment delivers emissions savings of around 8,783 tonnes each year

Sainsbury’s sets out 2040 net zero target

The supermarket has made a commitment to invest £1bn over the next 20 years to reach the goal

Sainsbury’s pledges to halve plastic packaging by 2025

The supermarket uses almost 120,000 tonnes of plastic packaging every year

Sainsbury’s accepts glass bottles in deposit return scheme trial

It is offering shoppers a 5p coupon for each qualifying drink container that is returned to the reverse vending machine

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