As a nation, we’ll consume 370 million mince pies over the festive period, with around 370 tonnes of aluminium packaging used to bake and package the festive favourite. And almost a quarter of the aluminium packing will not be recycled correctly.
We’re celebrating 25 years of our partnership with Fairtrade and the impact it has on our producers around the world. Michael Fletcher, Co-op’s Retail Chief Commercial Officer, explains why Fairtrade is still so important and why Co-op is 100% committed to continuing to support it over the next 25 years and beyond.
We’ve been working with Co-op Members to find innovate ways to help reduce plastic at Co-op. Alice Leuenberger, explains how her winning suggestion will now be used for products in Co-op stores across the UK.
We’re reducing our use of plastic, and where we do use it, we are making it easy to recycle or reuse by 2023. Iain Ferguson, Environment Manager, shares how we’re doing this and how you can do your part.
At the United Nations’ Climate Action Summit in New York this week, our Co-op has been announced as the first British retailer to become a signatory of the UN’s ‘Our Only Future’ campaign. Steve Murrells
Co-op CEO shares more.
Our compostable carrier bags are currently in over 1,000 Co-ops, but to help reduce the use of single-use plastic bags, we want them in more! We’re calling on UK Government and English Local Authorities to speed up the rollout of food collections.
Future of Food 2030 plan: how we’ll source food with care, treat people fairly as well as learn and celebrate together.
Environment Manager, Iain Ferguson shares our latest innovation in our commitment to reduce single-use plastic in Co-op stores and packaging.
We’re committed to making 100% of our packaging easy to recycle by 2023 and reducing the amount of plastic waste.
We reduce our food waste by carefully managing our stock, donating unsold food to Fareshare and local causes which means none of our food waste goes to landfill.
We’re trialling a landmark plastic bottle deposit and return scheme at music festival Co-op pop-up shops this summer. Find out more from Iain our Environment Manager.