PepsiCo to power global operations with 100% renewables by 2030

The move is forecast to reduce around 2.5 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions by 2040

Global commitments to net zero double in less than a year

Cities and regions with a carbon footprint greater than the emissions of the US and companies with a combined revenue of more than $11.4tn are now pursuing net zero goals

M&S to turn unsold bakery products to frozen garlic bread to tackle food waste

The new scheme will be introduced to 200 M&S food outlets across the UK

Every cup of Nespresso coffee to be carbon-neutral by 2022

The company achieved carbon-neutrality across its business operations in 2017 and now commits to achieving it across its supply chain and product life cycle

Coca Cola switches to 100% recycled plastic bottles in Netherlands and Norway

The transition will support the beverage giant’s goal to eliminate new virgin oil-based plastic across all its plastic bottles within a decade

Sustainable rice label unveiled by UN-backed initiative

The Sustainable Rice Platform will enable consumers to track rice back to its origin country and ensure it is produced in a green way

Government invests £300m in aerospace, automotive, pharmaceuticals and food and beverage sectors

The Manufacturing Made Smarter Challenge’s initial £50 million of funding is being granted to 14 manufacturing projects

Nordic drinks brand firm uses oat hulls as biofuel to curb carbon footprint

Altia has already used the oatmill by-product as a biofuel for one of its plants and decreased emissions by 1,000 tonnes in three months

McDonald’s launches new partnership to pilot reusable coffee cups

McDonald’s customers in some UK restaurants will be able to choose a reusable hot beverage cup which they can return to be cleaned and reused

Low carbon greenhouses in Norfolk and Suffolk near completion

The structures will be home to the largest heat pump system project in the UK and their construction has used more glass than the Shard skyscraper in London Bridge