environment

Sainsbury's commits to £1 billion to become Net Zero by 2040

Sainsbury's commits to £1 billion to become Net Zero by 2040

Published on Feb 12th, 2020

UK retailer Sainsbury’s has issued a pledge that its operations will become Net Zero in line with the goal to limit global warming to 1.5°C, the highest ambition of the Paris Agreement, and a decade ahead of the UK Government’s own target. The project will focus on reducing carbon emissions, food waste, plastic packaging, water usage and increasing recycling, biodiversity and healthy and sustainable eating    Sainsbury’s will work collaboratively with suppliers and will ask suppliers for their own carbon reduction commitments. 

Buying locally not the answer

Buying locally not the answer

Published on Apr 02nd, 2019

The distance food travels is not the only consideration when establishing the carbon footprint of what we eat. A report conducted by the UK Department of Transportation has found that North American cherries have the highest ratio of emissions of any crop, despite the fact that New Zealand apples travel much further. The key point is that the apples travelled by sea, while the cherries came by air, which produces much greater emissions.

Vote today on EU clamp down on plastic carrier bags

Vote today on EU clamp down on plastic carrier bags

Published on Apr 28th, 2015

Draft rules requiring EU countries to cut use of the most polluting plastic bags will be put to a vote in Strasbourg today.

With pollution of water bodies and aquatic ecosystems a major environmental problem, the law would require EU member states to choose between two options:

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