Major British companies come together to accelerate the electrification of transport in the UK

Seven major British companies, including the operators of some of the largest commercial vehicle fleets in the country – bp, BT, Direct Line Group, Royal Mail, ScottishPower, Severn Trent and Tesco – have come together to work to help accelerate the mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across the UK. The UK’s ambitions for electrification of road transport are world-leading and, in a report published today, the seven companies – working together as the Electric Vehicle Fleet Accelerator (EVFA) – have outlined a series of urgent actions needed from both…

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Over 1 Billion Tonnes More Food Being Wasted Than Previously Estimated, Contributing 10% of All Greenhouse Gas Emissions

WWF and Tesco publish Driven to Waste, a new report that quantifies the total amount of food lost on farms globally, revealing an estimated 2.5 billion tonnes of food goes uneaten around the world each year. That is an increase of approximately 1.2 billion tonnes on the established estimates of 1.3 billion tonnes wasted each year. These new estimates indicate that of all the food grown, approximately 40 per cent goes uneaten, which is higher than the previously estimated figure of 33%. Driven to Waste is the first quantification of…

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First ever commercial crop of vertically-grown strawberries heralds more sustainable future for UK fruit and veg production

A revolutionary and significantly greener way of growing fruit and vegetables in the UK is starting to gather pace. From this week a West Sussex fruit grower will deliver to Tesco the first commercial volumes of vertically-grown strawberries in a production system requiring 50 per cent less water and with a 90 per cent reduction in carbon footprint per kilo of fruit. Even better news for space-challenged fruit and vegetable farmers is that yields from vertically-grown crops are significantly higher than by using conventional production methods. Direct Produce Supplies Ltd…

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Tesco to launch Buy One to Help A Child this summer with the aim of providing three million meals for children

Tesco customers can now help provide millions of meals to feed children this summer and beyond, thanks to a new UK-wide scheme announced today.   Currently, 2.3 million children in the UK live in households that have experienced food insecurity in the last six months[i], a situation that has worsened during the pandemic.   To help ensure children do not miss out on meals Tesco will make a donation for every piece of fresh fruit and veg bought in its stores from July 19th to August 8th.  Over the three-week campaign, Tesco expects to sell enough fruit and veg to…

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Tesco and plant-based meat brand Beyond Meat launch new ready meal range

Tesco’s exclusive plant-based Wicked Kitchen range is partnering with Beyond Meat to launch a line of frozen ready meals in the UK this week. It’s the first time that Beyond Meat, which is known for its restaurant-quality vegan food, has collaborated with another food manufacturer in the UK.    Plant-based food continues to be the biggest culinary trend this century with current demand for chilled meat free food growing by nearly 40 per cent in the last year at the supermarket, according to latest Kantar data (March 2021). But now…

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