Costa Coffee to trial new recyclable, fibre lids in stores

Costa Coffee, has announced the launch of a new trial of 100% fibre lids. Made from renewable plant-based material, the lids are 100% recyclable and will be available at 150 Costa Coffee stores across the UK, until stocks last. The trial goes live just a month after the UK’s biggest coffee shop chain committed to halving carbon emissions per coffee serving by 2030 and reaching Net Zero by 2040. The trial will gather ‘real life’ consumer and store team member feedback of the new lids, following significant testing and development…

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Aston Martin accelerates journey to a world-leading sustainable ultra-luxury business with announcement of ambitious Racing.Green. strategy 

Aston Martin has hit the accelerator pedal on its journey to becoming a world-leading sustainable ultra-luxury automotive business, with the announcement of an ambitious new sustainability strategy, Racing.Green. Launched on Earth Day, Racing.Green. formalises core principles, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, that reflect Aston Martin’s established approach to sustainability and sets bold new targets across all aspects of the business with a focus on tackling climate change, creating a better environment and building a stronger, more diverse, and more inclusive company. The ultra-luxury British manufacturer has joined a…

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edie publishes new business guide on hydrogen for net-zero strategies

edie has published a new Explains guide, detailing all the key business considerations, challenges and opportunities in integrating hydrogen solutions into existing or impending decarbonisation strategies. Hydrogen is being viewed as a potential solution to carbon-intensive markets, sectors and practices. This new guide explores all the key considerations and how they apply to businesses. Hydrogen can be produced using a variety of measures and sources, namely natural gas, biomass, nuclear, fossil fuels and renewables. As such, it makes it an attractive fuel proposition for industries like electricity generation and transportation.…

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Mastercard expands the Priceless Planet Coalition’s forest restoration effort

Mastercard is expanding the reforestation work of the Priceless Planet Coalition to include 15 new restoration projects, for a total of 18 globally. These projects will help accelerate progress toward the Coalition’s goal of restoring 100 million trees. Consumer desire to support initiatives that drive positive change for the environment is growing around the world; according to the Mastercard Economics Institute, consumer donations to environmentally focused charities grew 48.4% globally in 2022 when compared to pre-pandemic 2019 levels, overall outpacing donation growth to other organizations. The project portfolio of the…

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Wiped Out! Boots is banning all plastic-based wet wipes

A large proportion of the 11 billion wet wipes used in the UK every year still contain some form of plastic1 and evidence suggests they are the cause of over nine in ten of the blockages in UK sewers2.* Boots is one of the biggest sellers of wet wipes in the UK with over 140 different lines stocked across skincare, beauty, baby, tissue and health care categories. It is one of the leading sellers of beauty face wipes, representing up to 15% of all face wipes sold across the UK.…

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