Sainsbury’s achieves zero waste to landfill target

Sainsbury’s has announced it has achieved its target of sending none of its waste to landfill, three years after it set its goal. The supermarket chain started sending all of its food waste to turn into power through anaerobic digestion in 2011 and claims that all its general waste is now recycled. Sainsbury’s claims to […]

New recycling exhibits open in Wales

A project designed to show what happens to recyclable materials after they have been collected has been launched in Wales. It is part of the ‘Recycle on the Go’ fund, which was launched in October last year and aims to encourage people to recycle when they are “out and about”. Welsh science and discovery centre […]

Pampers and Gillette owner achieves zero waste at 45 sites

The global firm behind household brands like shaving firm Gillette and nappy maker Pampers has achieved zero waste at 45 of its sites around the world. Procter & Gamble announced yesterday that it no longer sends manufacturing waste to landfill at these sites, instead either recycling, reusing or converting the waste into energy. In the […]

Nestlé to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35%

The owner of brands such as Nescafe, KitKat and Cheerios has upped its green credentials and announced its plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2015. As part of its new set of environmental commitments, the Swiss multinational firm also aims to cut energy consumption by a quarter in the next two years, […]

More than half of Unilever factories are zero waste

The owner of brands like Dove, TRESemmé, Ben & Jerry’s and Knorr revealed it reached an important milestone yesterday when it announced more than 50% its factories across the globe send zero waste to landfill. Unilever’s goal was achieved as it reported annual sales of €51 billion (£43.4bn) – up from €40 billion (£34bn) – […]

Wanted: green house builder

A Scottish Government-funded programme is looking for a partner to design and build a resource-efficient house which could be a template for the construction industry in future. Zero Waste Scotland wants architects, builders and developers to throw their ring into the hat for the project which could potentially save the industry millions every year. The […]

Government announces full review of waste policy

The government has announced a fundamental review of England’s waste policy at a conference in London’s Docklands. Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman said the ambition for a zero waste society was a commitment to creating the “greenest government ever”. While getting to grips with waste was one of the biggest challenges, it would also provide some […]