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

Tesco checks supply chain receipt for carbon costs

The retailer is requesting more information about its suppliers through environmental non-profit CDP

ELF 2018: Sharing innovations ‘key to cutting energy usage and costs’

The Innovation Gateway brings public bodies and private businesses together to boost low carbon collaboration

Every little helps (to reduce food waste)!

Tesco will stop providing best before dates to prevent “perfectly edible food from being thrown away”

Tesco sticks 13% carbon savings in its basket

The supermarket giant is working towards becoming a zero-carbon business by 2050

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

Tesco supports plastic bottle return scheme

Tesco supports the UK’s proposed plastic bottle return scheme. The supermarket giant has announced it is behind the implementation of a Deposit Return System (DRS) if it could be achieved practically and cheaply across the country. The firm thinks a plastic return initiative should be introduced as only one aspect of a wider approach to […]

Tesco scraps 5p carrier bags for 10p ‘Bags for Life’

Tesco is to stop the sale of 5p carrier bags across the UK from the end of the month and instead offer 10p “Bags for Life”. The move follows a 10-week trial in Aberdeen, Dundee and Norwich, which the supermarket claims led to a 25% cut in bag sales as shoppers brought their own or […]

Tesco turns down textile toxins

Tesco has committed to eliminate hazardous chemicals from its textile production. The retail giant has announced the move will make the supply chain of its own garment brand F&F much more environmentally friendly and said it would also release a full list of fabric suppliers. Since the Greenpeace Detox Campaign was launched in 2011, a total of 80 international brands and suppliers, including […]

Tesco fined £8m over fuel leak into rivers and sewers

Tesco has been ordered to pay more than £8 million in fines and costs after a fuel leak from one of its petrol stations polluted waterways and sewers. The incident in July 2014 led to around 23,500 litres of petrol leaking from a filling tank in Haslingden. According to the Environment Agency, fuel entered the […]