Costa encourages customers to return their takeaway cups in a nationwide recycling scheme across over 2,000 stores

London, 2016-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Costa is launching a nationwide recycling scheme across over 2,000 stores in order to recover and guarantee the recycling of its takeaway cups. Competitor takeaway cups will also be accepted by Costa in order to increase the number of cups recycled across the country. Customers will be encouraged […]

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Migros Zürich ihren zweiten Bio-Take-away ein

Migros Zürich ihren zweiten Bio-Take-away ein   Zurich, Switzerland, 2016-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wer Bio-Produkte mag, macht hier halt: Am Bahnhof Oerlikon weiht die Migros Zürich ihren zweiten Bio-Take-away ein. Vom 1. bis 3. Dezember feiert der Standort Neueröffnung. Lange war der Bahnhof Oerlikon eine Baustelle. Doch das Warten hat sich gelohnt. Die […]

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The Co-op launches an ambition to have 80% of all its packaging recyclable by 2020

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Two thirds of all plastic packaging used for consumer products in the UK is being sent to landfill or incineration with only one third being recycled, according to figures from the Co-op. Only half a million of the 1.5 million tonnes of recyclable plastic waste created every year […]

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Office Depot recognized twenty-two organizations for their leadership in greener purchasing

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2016-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services and solutions and parent company of Office Depot and OfficeMax, today (November 21, 2016) announced that it recently recognized twenty-two organizations for their leadership in greener purchasing, including: Accurate Personnel Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Best […]

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Colruyt Group stores to tackle litter on their car parks and in their neighbourhood

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — All 380 Colruyt, OKay and Bio-Planet branches and part of the 220 independent Spar stores are going to tackle litter on their car parks and in their neighbourhood. The car parks are already being cleaned up by a cleaning team consisting of 50 co-workers every day, but […]

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EROSKI ha reciclado, en colaboración con ECOEMBES, cerca de 15.000 toneladas de cartón, plástico y porex en lo que va de año

EROSKI ha reciclado, en colaboración con ECOEMBES, cerca de 15.000 toneladas de cartón, plástico y porex en lo que va de año   El Plan de Economía Circular de EROSKI desarrolla procesos de logística inversa, desde las tiendas hasta nuestras plataformas y proveedores, con el objetivo de asegurar su correcta utilización y reciclaje para minimizar […]

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Carrefour to host second international edition of “Major Climate Challenge for Suppliers on 24 and 25 November 2016

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — A week to go until the “Major Climate Challenge for Suppliers”: Tackling food wastage is on the programme of the second international edition On 24 and 25 November 2016, Carrefour will host an event for the winning projects of its “Major Supplier Challenge for tackling food waste” […]

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Kroger’s K.B. Specialty Foods announces new anaerobic wastewater treatment system at its facility in Greensburg, Indiana

GREENSBURG, Ind., 2016-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co.’s (NYSE: KR) K.B. Specialty Foods this week broke ground on a new anaerobic wastewater treatment system at its facility in Greensburg, Indiana. The modification will turn food production byproducts into energy and will also lead to improved air quality in the area. “This is one […]

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Amazon Web Services announces five new solar farms across the Commonwealth of Virginia

Amazon Web Services kicks off five new solar projects across the Commonwealth of Virginia for a grand total of six solar farms in the state and 10 renewable energy projects globally By supporting 260MW of solar generation capacity in Virginia, Amazon becomes the largest corporate backer of solar projects east of the Mississippi River SEATTLE, […]

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IKEA to install solar panels on its distribution center in Joliet; Illinois’ largest solar rooftop installation

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2016-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today (11/15/2016) announced plans to install solar panels on its Midwest distribution center under construction in Joliet, IL. Installation will begin in Spring 2017, with completion expected in Fall 2017 for Illinois’ largest rooftop array. Combined with arrays atop the […]

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Apple announces conservation efforts to protect working forests in the United States

Cupertino, California, 2016-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Apple today (NOVEMBER 14, 2016) announced important progress in its efforts to protect working forests in the United States. The company, in partnership with The Conservation Fund, is donating the conservation easement across more than 32,400 acres of working forest in the US — the Reed Forest in […]

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Grow kits in recycled tea bags made Oprah’s ‘2016 Favorite Things’ List

Grow kits in recycled tea bags equip city-dwellers with tools to make their home a garden – starting with only a window ledge Los Angeles, CA, 2016-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The approach of Black Friday means it’s time for another tradition launching the holiday shopping season – one that is key to the […]

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LVMH recognized best practices at its Houses during its first LVMH Store Environment Awards

LVMH recognized best practices at its Houses during its first LVMH Store Environment Awards   Paris, 2016-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first edition of the LVMH Store Environment Awards took place on November 8. The awards recognize best practices at the retail locations of LVMH Houses. Organized at the initiative of Antonio Belloni, Group […]

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METRO AG signs corporate declaration on Climate Action Plan 2050 for Germany

The Plan falls in line with METRO GROUP’s own climate action goals for 2030 and with the goals of the Paris Climate Change Conference Strong signal for an ambitious and concrete Climate Action Plan that offers sufficient planning security for companies Climate action creates jobs and makes companies fit for the future 41 companies and […]

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Stella McCartney to address issue of deforestation and sustainable sourcing of viscose at the 2016 Kering Talk

Stella McCartney to address issue of deforestation and sustainable sourcing of viscose at the 2016 Kering Talk   On 14 November 2016, Stella McCartney will address the issue of deforestation and sustainable sourcing of viscose, one of the most used fabrics in the world, at the 2016 Kering Talk. London, 2016-Nov-03 — /EPR Retail News/ […]

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M&S Energy Community Energy Fund winners announced

Following a staggering 78,837 votes by the general public, 19 projects have been awarded grants from the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund. Judges including Sir Ed Davey, have also awarded a further seven projects up to £12,500 each. The project has helped customers get involved and Spark Something Good through donations  for their preferred project, […]

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KappAhl launches film series Make it feel right to guide and inspire consumers to sustainable clothing consumption

Mölndal, Sweden, 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — We buy 12 kilos of clothes and textiles per person, per year – and throw away 8 kilos in our household rubbish. This, despite the fact that 95% of what we bin could gain a new lease of life in the clothing cycle. With its film series […]

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Whole Foods Market stores in New York City to give back 5% of November 2 sales to NYC city parks

NEW YORK, N.Y., 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market stores in New York City are joining forces with various city parks to celebrate the retailer’s 5% Community Giving Day. On Wednesday, November 2, 5% of the day’s collective net sales from all 10 Whole Foods Market stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn will benefit […]

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Stockmann to reduce the amount of plastic waste and litter as part of its commitment to sustainable development

Helsinki, Finland, 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stockmann wants to be a forerunner in environmental issues and to reduce the amount of plastic waste and litter for its part. In order to reduce the amount of plastic bags, several actions including communications and advising will be introduced in Stockmann department stores during 2017. The actions […]

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The winners of the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund announced

Following a staggering 78,837 votes by the general public, 19 projects have been awarded grants from the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund. Judges including Sir Ed Davey, have also awarded a further seven projects up to £12,500 each. The project has helped customers get involved and Spark Something Good through donations  for their preferred project, […]

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Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more: 1.8 million full roast dinners wasted every month in UK

Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more: 1.8million full roast dinners wasted every month in UK   London, 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Britons prepare 108 million on average every month, eat one per week, and half of people rank it as their favourite autumn meal. But despite our love affair with the roast dinner, we […]

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K-Group commits itself to actions aimed at reducing the consumption of plastic bags

The K-Group contributes to the effort to reduce the amount of plastic litter that ends up in water bodies and elsewhere in the natural environment. In its commitment to The Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development published today, the K-Group commits itself to actions aimed at reducing the consumption of plastic bags. HELSINKI, Finland, 2016-Nov-01 — […]

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Shopping centre Iso Omena to build the largest solar power plant realised in a Finnish retail property

Shopping centre Iso Omena to build the largest solar power plant realised in a Finnish retail property   Helsinki,  Finland, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shopping centre Iso Omena plans to build a large solar power system. When complete, this will be the largest solar power plant realised in a Finnish retail property. To be […]

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Sheetz opens its 10th E85 and E15 Biofuel station in Virginia

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, celebrated the impact of the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) Biofuel Infrastructure Project Grant with the opening of its 10th E85 and E15 Biofuel station in Virginia on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership, which […]

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Tesco installs pumpkin rescue stations in stores this Halloween

Tesco installs pumpkin rescue stations in stores this Halloween   This Halloween we’re working with environmental charity Hubbub to save pumpkins from going to waste. CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — It might be getting spooky, as the ghouls and goblins begin to descend on London, but research suggests that it’s pumpkins that […]

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Delaware North’s Yellowstone General Stores warehouse awarded Zero Waste Certificate by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council

Delaware North’s Yellowstone General Stores warehouse awarded Zero Waste Certificate by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council   WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont., 2016-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Zero Waste Business Council has awarded Delaware North a Zero Waste Certificate for its environmentally-friendly operation of the Yellowstone General Stores warehouse. The highly-acclaimed certification is […]

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#LuLuSaveWaterChallenge announces winners

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2016-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Going in sync with UAE’s vision towards a sustainable environment, LuLu Group International had combined forces with the ADDC to bring forth awareness towards conserving water through the #LuLuSaveWaterChallenge in March, 2016. The campaign aimed at creating awareness and guiding the residents of Abu Dhabi in conserving […]

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New World encourages customers to be more environmentally friendly with new reward scheme

New World stores in the North Island are taking the lead in an attempt to reduce the number of plastic bags used at checkout.  Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — From Monday the 24th of October North Island New World customers will receive 5 cents off their shop for each reusable bag […]

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Colruyt Group CEO Jef Colruyt awarded the first Joule Prize for Renewable Energy by Organisation for Renewable Energy

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colruyt Group CEO Jef Colruyt received the first Joule Prize for Renewable Energy from Flemish Energy Minister Bart Tommelein at the Flemish Parliament. The prize was presented by the Organisation for Renewable Energy (ODE), the sector federation for renewable energy in Flanders. The ODE awards the prize to […]

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Foodstuffs environmental sustainability efforts recognised by WasteMINZ Awards for Excellence

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kiwi-owned supermarket operator Foodstuffs has again had its environmental sustainability efforts recognised, this time by the waste management industry’s WasteMINZ Awards for Excellence. Foodstuffs, in partnership with its waste services provider EnviroNZ, won the award for “Best project or initiative in the commercial or public sectors”, […]

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