Greene King Is The First Pub Company To Achieve The Carbon Trust’s Zero Waste To Landfill Standard

Greene King, the UK’s leading pub retailer and brewer, is announcing on Stop Food Waste Day, it is the first pub company in the UK to achieve the Carbon Trust’s Zero Waste to Landfill Standard. It has achieved this by diverting all its waste from landfill across all waste streams generated by its 1,700 managed pubs – from food waste to kitchen equipment. Greene King partnered with waste management company SWRnewstar in 2013 and distributor Kuehne + Nagel in 2012 and made the commitment to create a waste recycling solution…

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Wates Group commits to zero waste and carbon from operations by 2025

The Wates Group has today committed to eliminating waste and carbon from its operations by 2025, well ahead of the Government’s own environmental targets. The company has committed to three bold targets to help ensure it does ‘zero harm’ to the environment: Zero waste from Wates operations by 2025 – Wates aims to reduce and then eliminate the production of all waste created from on-site operations. Zero carbon from Wates operations and operational vehicles by 2025 – Wates aims to reduce carbon emissions from Scope 1 and 2 operations and…

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Sky invests $2million in Loop: the zero-waste shopping service that delivers products in reusable packaging

Sky’s impact investment fund, Sky Ocean Ventures, has committed $2million – its largest investment to date – in zero-waste shopping service, Loop. Sky Ocean Ventures is part of Sky’s Bigger Picture initiative and is the solutions arm of the Sky Ocean Rescue campaign, which shines a spotlight on the issues that affect ocean health and inspires behaviour change. Loop is an innovative new way to shop that is designed to transform the world’s reliance on single-use plastic by closing the loop on waste and creating a circular economy. Set to…

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Qantas Operates World’s First Zero Waste Flight

The first-ever commercial flight to produce no landfill waste took to the skies this morning, marking the start of Qantas’ plan to cut 100 million single-use plastics by end-2020 and eliminate 75 per cent of the airline’s waste by end-2021. All inflight products on board QF739, flying from Sydney to Adelaide and staffed by cabin crew from the Qantas ‘Green Team’, will be disposed of via compost, reuse or recycling. Speaking today at the flight’s departure, Qantas Domestic CEO Andrew David said the trial flight was an important milestone for…

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HNA Hospitality Joins Hands with TerraCycle in ‘Zero Waste’ Campaign

Chinese hotel operator HNA Hospitality Group has achieved initial success with its new “Zero Waste” campaign, underscoring HNA Hospitality’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development. Launched in partnership with TerraCycle, the world’s leading innovative recycling company, the program recycled 600 kilograms of discarded toiletries from three hotels in HNA’s Tangla brand over four months, representing 900 kilograms’ worth of reductions in CO2 emissions. That is equivalent to saving 942 KWH of electricity. From July 24 – November 30, HNA Hospitality collected used cotton swabs, shower caps, shaving…

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