Members, Join In!
Members told us they wanted more action on plastics and worked with us to develop our new soft plastics recycling units. Thanks to their input, everyone can now recycle soft plastics, like crisp packets and bread bags, at a Co-op in their community. Members also asked us for shareable resources to support them in getting the word out - so here they are.
Supporting brilliant local projects
Find out more about how we can make a difference together, for example through Community Fridges. These are spaces that give communities a place to meet, share food, learn new things and reduce waste. Thanks to our partnership with Hubbub, we’re adding 350 new fridges across the UK, but we need your help in making the most of them.
5 steps towards our sustainability ambitions
We’re on a long journey, but have already achieved some great things this year to minimise our impact on the environment. Find out about five of them from Jess Collins, our Ethics, Sustainability & Policy Officer.
Tools to spread the word
You can help ensure the success of this recycling scheme in your community by working with us to get the word out. To ensure the success of this recycling scheme across communities, we're aiding members to spread the word. These simple resources will help encourage their friends, neighbours and colleagues to Clean it, Scrunch it, Co-op it.
Here’s a fun pack to get the younger people in your life all excited about recycling, the environment and a greener future.
Challenge your friends and family with our online, interactive quiz. Take part yourself, then share the link at the end of the quiz to see who emerges the recycling supremo.
Here’s some content to make sharing information about the recycling scheme with online community groups, local newsletters and schools super-easy. Just copy and post.
Download and print this postcard template to get the word out on your street about our new plastic recycling initiative. Tweet us @ #coopjoinin with your postie pics.
Member Pioneers supporting your community
Our Member Pioneers bring together members, employees and local causes to make communities better places to work, play, live and learn. Right now, they’re looking to connect members and groups who have a passion for sustainability. Get in touch with your Pioneer to join the conversations happening in your community.
Sustainability matters in your community
Our Member Pioneers will be hosting sustainability events in Co-op stores across the UK throughout summer. Head to our online community centre, Co-operate, and type in your postcode to see if there’s one taking place close to you.
Co-op and members working for a fairer world
Co-op Member Saul Deeson gets the behind the scenes story of what happens to the plastic we collect.
Find out how members have been a driving force in changing the way we champion recycling and sustainability.
Find out what we want to achieve by 2030 when it comes to food by championing quality, sustainability and health.
More of what we do
From supporting Fairtrade to sourcing British produce, discover our fair and sensible approach to our suppliers around the world.
Share our commitment to the environment and how we work to carefully source ingredients, reduce waste and be more energy efficient.
Understand what community and the power of local people means to Co-op and how you can make a difference.