Covid-19 shines a light on the need to focus on sustainability and green energy

Today is ‘World Environment Day’ – established in 1972 by the UN Environment Programme and celebrated in over 100 countries, this annual event encourages worldwide awareness and action to protect the environment

Webinar: Net zero reset? Partner insight with Co-op and SSE Business Energy

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Co-op: 100% recyclable packaging three years ahead of schedule

Co-op promises to only use 100% recyclable packaging for own brand goods from this summer – including ready meal trays, crisps packets, sandwich cartons and film

Supermarkets report 90% decline in plastic bag sales after 5p charge

The average person in England now buys only 10 bags a year compared with 140 bags in 2014 before the charge was introduced

Co-op to replace single-use plastic bags with compostable ones

The new alternatives can be reused as food waste caddy liners

Co-op implements fresh scheme to end food waste

The Co-op Food Share campaign will have a phased roll out during 2018

Co-op to trial deposit return scheme for plastic bottles at UK music festivals

Reverse vending machines will be installed at its pop-up stores at Download, Latitude and Reading and Leeds festivals

Co-op’s recycling plans aren’t watered down

The firm will start selling its own-brand water in bottles made from 50% recycled plastic

How’s that for green tea?

  Co-op is developing a fully biodegradable paper tea bag. The retailer says it is the first to have found a solution to the problem of plastic waste caused by the product. The industry generally uses polypropylene to enable teabags to hold their shape – cutting this out could save nine tonnes of plastic every […]

Co-op shelves food waste with best-before switch-up

  Food will soon be sold past its best-before date across Co-op stores in the East of England. The grocer says the move aims to significantly reduce food waste by selling tinned, packaged and dried products for only 10p, for a month after their labelled best-before dates. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) advises food past […]