Sainsbury's pledges £1bn to cut emissions to zero by 2040

The retailer says it can hit "net zero" by 2040 with action on food waste, packaging and water use.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 28, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment plastic sainsburys companies retailing

Plastic waste rises as 1.5bn 'bags for life' sold, research finds

Households bought 54 "reusable" bags on average last year, research says, prompting calls for a ban.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Nov. 28, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: environment plastic plastic-pollution greenpeace retailing tesco morrisons waitrose plastic-bag-charge

Supermarkets misleading shoppers on healthy food, say nutritionists

Supermarkets should be more transparent on food classification, say public health experts.

By Helen Clifton • bbcnews
Feb. 24, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  public-health  sainsburys  retailing  tesco  morrisons

‘Welcome to my high-fashion, trash shopping mall’

Anna Bergstrom runs a shopping mall in Sweden where everything for sale is recycled. Her goal is to make sustainable shopping fashionable.

By Dougal Shaw • bbcnews
Jan. 29, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  recycling  life  sweden  retailing  inspiring-stories

Plastic bag fee 'to double to 10p' and include every shop

The government wants to double the charge and extend it to all shops in England, to cut plastic use.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Dec. 27, 2018 ~3 min

Tags: plastic retailing damian-hinds michael-gove uk-high-streets department-for-environment-food-and-rural-affairs department-for-education state-schools

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