Sainsbury’s squashes Halloween plastic waste by 15 tonnes

It is also encouraging fewer people to waste their pumpkins, only selling edible ones and providing recipes

Teesside Airport among organisations to trial hydrogen vehicles in £2.5m UK trial

It is one of the winners of the government’s research and development competition to accelerate the use of hydrogen transport in the Tees Valley area

Plastic-free sandwich packaging to be trialled in UK stores

The paper-based packaging will be trialled in Sainsbury’s and Co-op stores this September

COP26: Sainsbury’s confirmed as Principal Partner for climate summit

The supermarket has committed £1bn over 20 years to become net zero by 2040 and recently set science-based targets to reduce emissions across its value chain by 30% by 2030

Sainsbury’s commits to science-based targets to reach net zero

The retailer has reduced its Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 42% over the last 16 years, despite growing as an organisation by 46%

Sainsbury’s swaps lead-acid pallet trucks for sustainable alternatives

The retail giant has replaced its manual handling trucks for lithium-ion models powered by kinetic energy

Sainsbury’s partners with Imperial College on research to meet net zero emissions targets

The partnership aims to help the supermarket chain reduce its emissions by minimising the use of natural gas, diesel, electricity and water it uses

Innovate UK backs tech which turns CO2 into animal feed with £3m funding boost

Biotechnology company Deep Branch has developed a process which uses industrial emissions to create high-value proteins for fish and poultry

Sainsbury’s aerofoil fridges deliver emissions savings of around 8,783 tonnes each year

The supermarket giant has installed its 400,000th ‘Formula 1 fridge’, which it says brings the total number of the devices installed across the country up to one million

Sainsbury’s commits £1bn to become a net zero business by 2040

The supermarket will work with the Carbon Trust to assess its emissions and set science-based targets for reduction and will publicly report on its progress every six months