SM Aura Premier the first and sole mall in the Philippines to achieve LEED Gold certification

SM Aura Premier the first and sole mall in the Philippines to achieve LEED Gold certification   Pasay City, Philippines, 2017-Feb-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Aura Premier is currently the first and sole mall in the Philippines to achieve LEED Gold in the retail sector and the largest LEED retail project in the Philippines […]

The new H&M Conscious Exclusive collection: dreamy and beautiful pieces in sustainable materials

The new H&M Conscious Exclusive collection: dreamy and beautiful pieces in sustainable materials   The new H&M Conscious Exclusive collection pushes forward in both sustainability and style: for 2017 the collection includes the pioneering sustainable material BIONIC® – a recycled polyester made from plastic shoreline waste. The fluid fabric used for an intricate pleated gown […]

Costa launches its nationwide cup recycling scheme – promising to recycle ‘any cup’

Recycling scheme launches in over 2,000 Costa owned stores nationwide Costa also announces 25p off customer incentive each time customers uses a recyclable cup in store New reusable cups available in-store from April, 2017  London, 2017-Feb-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a bid to ensure cup recyclability stays centre stage in 2017, Costa is […]

The Home Depot® makes its first major investment in a wind-powered renewable energy project

ATLANTA, 2017-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Home Depot® today (Jan. 31, 2017) announced its first major investment in a wind-powered renewable energy project. The energy purchased from the wind farm is enough to power 100 Home Depot stores for a year while also providing $150,000 in local community benefits. The Los Mirasoles Wind Farm, […]

Walmart Canada to stop providing free plastic bags with the aim to ultimately eliminate plastic film from land-fill

Goal is to eliminate plastic film from municipal land-fill New five-cent fee to be implemented to discourage single-use bags Reusable bags to be offered at a discount Mississauga, ON., 2017-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart Canada today ( January 25, 2016) announced that beginning Feb. 9, 2016, it will stop providing free plastic bags to […]

Kesko now on 100% renewable electricity

Helsinki, 2017-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Since the beginning of 2017, all electricity purchased by Kesko in Finland is renewable. In 2017, the amount of electricity purchased by Kesko will be approximately 540 GWh. This electricity will be used in K-stores and the K-Group’s other properties. Especially food stores and food warehouses consume a […]

Carrefour the first to market Spanish UHT milk in an ecologically sustainable packaging Combibloc EcoPlus

Carrefour the first to market Spanish UHT milk in an ecologically sustainable packaging Combibloc EcoPlus   The aluminium cap has been replaced with a polyamide one, without affecting the preservation of the milk. The product uses the ECOPLUS structure Boulogne-Billancourt, 2017-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour is the first distribution firm to market Spanish […]

Inditex underscores its commitment to Water.org

Inditex underscores its commitment to Water.org   Arteixo, Spain, 2017-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Against the backdrop of the annual World Economic Forum taking place this week in Davos (Switzerland), the Chairman and CEO of Inditex, Pablo Isla, met today (19/01/2017) with Matt Damon and Gary White, Co-founders of Water.org, an international organisation whose mission […]

NCR Corporation enters into agreement to resolve Wisconsin Fox River environmental cleanup and related Superfund litigation

United States Government and State of Wisconsin Support Decree Relating to Cleanup Efforts that NCR Began in 2009 DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today (January 17, 2017) announced it is resolving the Wisconsin Fox River environmental cleanup and related Superfund litigation by entry into a definitive consent decree […]

MIGROS: NEUES TAKE-AWAY-GESCHIRR ZUM ZURÜCKBRINGEN

MIGROS: NEUES TAKE-AWAY-GESCHIRR ZUM ZURÜCKBRINGEN   Zurich, Switzerland, 2017-Jan-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Als erste grosse Schweizer Detailhändlerin bietet die Migros in ihren Restaurants und Take-Aways Mehrweggeschirr an. Der Umwelt zuliebe können Migros-Kunden ab sofort auf Wegwerfgeschirr verzichten. Jede Woche essen rund 1.2 Millionen Menschen in Migros-Restaurants und -Take-Aways. Rund ein Drittel der Kunden nehmen […]

Co-op Community Spaces in search to fund great community projects in Western Canada

Saskatoon, SK, 2017-Jan-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with up to $150,000 for your community project through Co-op Community Spaces. Co-op Community Spaces supports projects in Western Canada dedicated to recreation, environmental conservation and urban agriculture with funding between $25,000 and $150,000, up from $100,000 in 2016. Co-op will increase total funding […]

Kroger recognized by EPA for its efforts around sustainable food management

CINCINNATI, 2017-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (Jan. 11, 2017) announced that it was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its efforts around sustainable food management. Kroger participated in the EPA’s 2016 Food Recovery Challenge and was named Region 5 Winner in the Grocers category. “Kroger is […]

IKEA completes installation of its fourth biogas-powered fuel cell system, at its San Diego store

SAN DIEGO, CA, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today (01/12/2017) announced it has completed installation of its fourth biogas-powered fuel cell system, at its San Diego store. Furthering the Swedish retailer’s investment in fuel cell technology, this project complements the company’s focus on other renewable energies such […]

IKEA completes installation of solar panels atop the relocated Seattle-area store scheduled to open early Spring 2017

RENTON, WA, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today (01/10/2017) announced that the installation of solar panels is complete atop the relocated Seattle-area store currently under construction in Renton, WA that will open in early Spring 2017. The project is the largest solar rooftop array in the state […]

Carrefour Taiwan inaugurates SIGUREC intelligent waste disposal stations

Taiwan, 2017-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Taiwan inaugurated SIGUREC, the first intelligent waste disposal stations in collaboration with Tainan city government in An Ping store on 3rd of January. The set up of the convenient recycle station enable the citizens’ willingness and further reduce the waste. Carrefour, as one of Tainan citizens, is […]

Ende einer Ära: PENNY schickt die Plastiktüte in Rente

Ende einer Ära: PENNY schickt die Plastiktüte in Rente   Koln, Deutschland, 2016-Dec-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Im Rahmen seiner Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie setzt PENNY ein weiteres Ausrufezeichen: In ganz Deutschland verzichtet der Discounter auf den Verkauf von Plastiktüten und setzt künftig auf die mehrfache Verwendung der angebotenen Alternativen Papiertragetasche, Permanenttragetasche und Baumwolltragetasche. Bereits heute (7.12.) […]

Carrefour Spain held its first Sustainable Fishery Forum

Spain, 2016-Dec-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — On December 1st, Carrefour Spain held its first Sustainable Fishery Forum with the aim of boosting measures to preserve the biodiversity and sustainability of fishery products. The event took place in the auditorium of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fishery, Food and Environment. Carrefour Spain organized this meeting with […]

Klimaschutz: REWE Group erstmals mit zentralem Energiemanagementsystem

Klimaschutz: REWE Group erstmals mit zentralem Energiemanagementsystem   Koln, Deutschland, 2016-Dec-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Im Rahmen ihrer Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie hat die REWE Group in Deutschland erfolgreich ein zentrales Energiemanagementsystem nach DIN EN ISO 50001 etabliert. Das entsprechende Zertifikat vergab am Mittwoch (30.11.) die TÜV Austria CERT GmbH. Einbezogen in das zentrale Energiemanagementsystem sind deutschlandweit […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]