Waitrose roots for UK’s first sustainable home fertiliser product

Waitrose will be the first supermarket in Europe to sell a new plant-based non-chemical fertiliser that is 100% natural, fully sustainable and completely peat-free. From the end of February, PlantGrow will be exclusively available in 220 Waitrose shops, increasing to 260 after Easter.   An innovation developed by a Norfolk-based farming family, PlantGrow is the first product within the home fertiliser category to be produced entirely from a renewable energy process.  Made up of a range of different plant tissues and residues through a patented process of anaerobic digestion, the process converts…

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Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health Commits $800 Million Through 2030 to Make Its Products More Sustainable for a Healthier Planet

Each year, an estimated 12.6 million people globally die from environmental health risks due to poor sanitation and dangerous water and air pollution levels, according to the World Health Organization. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, which produces some of the world’s best-known healthcare brands, knew it had a role to play in addressing these devastating human health challenges. “Our company is focused on health and healthy people—every thing we work on is designed to make people’s lives healthier,” explains Katie Decker, Global President, Essential Health, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health. “How can we…

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George at Asda announce the launch of the UK’s first supermarket sustainably sourced school uniform

Leading supermarket fashion retailer George at Asda has announced that it’s launching a sustainably sourced school uniform as part of its George for Good commitment, offering customers the chance to buy recycled or sustainably sourced school clothing from one of the top four supermarkets for the first time. The majority of the range will be responsibly sourced via the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). BCI is the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world, and together with its partners, the programme provides training on more sustainable farming practices to more than…

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Leading Danish companies join forces on an ambitious sustainable fuel project

Copenhagen Airports, A.P. Moller – Maersk, DSV Panalpina, DFDS, SAS and Ørsted have brought together the demand and supply side of sustainable fuels in a unique partnership with the concrete vision to develop a new ground-breaking hydrogen and e-fuel production facility as soon as 2023. When fully scaled-up by 2030, the project could deliver more than 250,000 tonnes of sustainable fuel for busses, trucks, maritime vessels, and airplanes every year. Production would potentially be based on a total electrolyser capacity of 1.3 gigawatts, which would likely make it one of…

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Burberry launches ‘ReBurberry Edit’ made from innovative materials, and global roll out of sustainable product labelling

As part of its industry-leading product sustainability programmes and building on a heritage of innovation, Burberry is launching a curated edit of 26 styles from the Spring/Summer 2020 collection, crafted from the latest sustainable materials used across the Burberry product range. The introduction of the ‘ReBurberry Edit’ coincides with the global roll out of dedicated sustainability labelling across all key-product categories. The labels will, for the first time, provide customers with an insight into the industry-leading environmental and social credentials of the Burberry programme. Underpinned by a truly holistic product-focused…

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