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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 »

Co-op Lightweights Wine Bottles

The Co-operative has reduced the weight of its own-brand wine bottles, saving 725 metric tons of glass and more than 556 metric tons of CO2 per year, according to the company. The UK grocery chain worked with its supplier, Kingsland Wines and Spirits, on lightweighting the glass bottles. It says … Read more »

Co-operative Launches Water, Waste Targets

Having achieved an 18 percent reduction in water consumption since 2008, the UK’s Co-operative Group grocery chain has pledged to reduce the water consumption across its operations by 30 percent by 2014 over 2006 levels, as it launches its latest Ethical Plan. The Co-operative Group Ethical Plan 2013-15 also sets … Read more »

Co-op Sustainability Report: GHG Goal Met Six Years Early; Carbon Neutrality Delayed

Co-op Sustainability Report: GHG Goal Met Six Years Early; Carbon Neutrality Delayed

The Co-operative Group, the owner of the UK’s fifth-largest supermarket chain, has met its target of a 35 percent cut in operational GHG emissions, versus 2006 levels, six years early. It now says it will aim for a 50 percent cut by 2020. The company exceeded the 2017 target, set … Read more »