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Food Waste

UK Food Companies, Grocers Beat Waste Reduction Goal

The UK food and grocery sector has beat its waste reduction goal, according to the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP). WRAP today published the second interim report of Courtauld Commitment 3, which shows that its signatories — more than 50 UK retailers, brands and manufacturers including Coca-Cola Enterprises, Unilever, AB … Read more »

Food, Drink Manufacturers Slash CO2 Emissions

UK food and drink manufacturers have reduced their carbon dioxide emissions by 35 percent against a 1990 baseline — five years ahead of the original target date of 2020. The Food and Drink Federation report says its members saw CO2 emissions fall by 664,000 metric tons since the launch of … Read more »

Sainsbury's Dual-Fuel truck

Sainsbury’s Fleet Drives Carbon Reductions

Sainsbury’s has extended its dual-fuel fleet to 51 vehicles, saving up to 25 percent in carbon emissions, the UK supermarket chain says. The fleet operates on a combination of diesel and biomethane, produced from rotting organic material in landfill. Each dual-fuel vehicle will save about 41 metric tons of CO2 … Read more »

The Co-operative Food

Co-op to Meet Zero Food Waste Goal Five Months Early

The Co-operative Group says it’s on track to divert all food-store waste from landfill by the end of July — five months ahead of schedule — halving its food waste management costs. Additionally, the waste reduction will shave thousands of miles off the UK retailer’s distribution network by eliminating about … Read more »

AB InBev’s New Lightweight Bottle to Save 2,000 MT of CO2

AB InBev has introduced a lightweight bottle for Beck’s and Beck’s Blue in the UK, a change which will affect more than 130 million bottles and save 2,642 metric tons of glass in 2013. The new 275 ml bottle is 11 percent lighter than before and is expected to remove … Read more »

UK Grocery Stores, Brands Cut Supply Chain Waste 8.8%

UK retailers including Sainsbury’s, Marks and Spencer and Tesco and brands Coca-Cola Enterprises and Kraft Foods, among others, have reduced their supply chain waste by 8.8 percent compared to a 2009 baseline, putting them ahead of a three-year target of 5 percent, according to the Waste and Resources Action Programme … Read more »