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Report: Sustainability Drives Shift To Flexible Packaging

Report: Sustainability Drives Shift To Flexible Packaging

A new report from Smithers Pira identifies sustainability as one of the main reasons brand owners are switching from traditional materials like glass and metal to flexible packaging types. Called “The Future of Flexible Packaging to 2022,” the report says flexible packaging sales were valued at $219.5 billion in 2016. … Read more »

Converting to CNG Saves Fleet Owners Money on Fuel, Operational Costs

Converting to CNG Saves Fleet Owners Money on Fuel, Operational Costs

Why convert a diesel fleet to compressed natural gas? Lower fuel and operational costs and reduced emissions are important reasons, according to corporate fleet owners that are making the switch.

M&S Not Acting Fast Enough to Phase Out HFCs, Report Says

M&S Not Acting Fast Enough to Phase Out HFCs, Report Says

Marks & Spencer isn’t acting fast enough to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) — a major source of GHG emissions — from its refrigerators and install fitted doors on them, according to a report from the Environmental Investigation Agency. The London-based group, in its annual Chilling Facts report, labels other UK … Read more »

Sustainable Seafood Coalition

Seafood Businesses Agree to Consistent Environmental Labeling, Sourcing

The Sustainable Seafood Coalition (SSC), a coalition of major seafood suppliers, brands, supermarkets and restaurants has published two codes of conduct guiding their environmental labeling and sourcing policies. One code is designed to give consumers certainty about what environmental claims on fish and seafood mean, while the second will ensure … Read more »

Waitrose Backs Buy British Farming Campaign

UK grocery chain Waitrose and the country’s National Pig Association have thrown their support behind a National Farmers’ Union campaign that promotes local food and British farming. Currently the UK produces just 62 percent of the food it consumes. British food supplies would have run out on Aug. 14 if … Read more »

Menu from Waitrose packaging

Waitrose to Halve Packaging by 2016

Waitrose yesterday announced a goal to cut its packaging in half by 2016 compared to 2005 along with other changes to its products that the UK supermarket chain says will save about 100 metric tons of packaging each year. The Menu from Waitrose range of prepared meals has been relaunched … Read more »

Waitrose Bans Pesticides Linked to Bee Decline

UK supermarket chain Waitrose today said it will stop using pesticides linked to declining bee populations by the end of 2014. By the end of next year, farmers supplying Waitrose fruit, vegetables and flowers must phase out three neonicotinoid-based pesticides: imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam. Imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and clothianidin are among … Read more »

Glen Raven Facilities Go Landfill-Free

Three of Glen Raven’s US facilities send zero waste to landfills, and the performance fabric company is “locking the dumpster” at a fourth location this month, Industry Week reports. Randy Blackston, vice president of operations at Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, a business unit of the parent company, also tells the … Read more »

Waitrose Sends Zero Food Waste to Landfill

Waitrose has achieved its target of sending zero food waste to landfill two months ahead of schedule. Originally, the supermarket chain had said all 280 of its UK branches would recycle or donate food waste that is unfit for consumption by the end of 2012; it has done so this … Read more »

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