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ConAgra joins movement for deforestation-free palm oil

Palm oil plantations

Large investors withdraw a shareowner resolution after the packaged food giant agrees to remove tree-cutting palm oil suppliers from its supply chain

29 Aug 2014

Plastic bag use plummets following Northern Ireland levy

Cooperative compostable carrier bag

Assembly confirms five pence levy has delivered desired reduction in plastic bag use

29 Aug 2014

Tree loses out in battle between Aldi and Ecology

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Ecology building society’s month long battle to save an ancient lime in West Yorkshire falls foul of planning laws

28 Aug 2014

Estee Chaikin: Hanergy, IKEA, and the transformative power of solar panels

BusinessGreen's Young Sustainability Executive of the Year reveals how an interest in consumer behaviour helped shape one of the world's most exciting solar initiatives

28 Aug 2014

Nespresso pledges £330m to become "carbon neutral" by 2020

Leading coffee brand brews up host of green supply chain and recycling commitments

27 Aug 2014

IKEA flicks switch on green lighting deal with investment in Design LED Products

Retail giant's venture capital arm snaps up stake in Scottish LED lighting start-up for undisclosed sum

26 Aug 2014

Morrisons uncorks carbon savings with new screw cap

Green Leaf cap promising to cut transport emissions and improve recycling rates to be piloted on supermarket's own-brand wine

26 Aug 2014

Researchers: Retailers could be paying too much for energy

Oxford University team warns companies hampered by both too little and too much information as they seek to reduce energy consumption

15 Aug 2014

Which charity should bag Tesco's environmental donation?

Tesco asks public to vote for Scottish and Welsh charities that could benefit from £1.8m plastic bag levy funding each year

12 Aug 2014

North Face to trek towards ambitious recycled materials goal

Outdoor clothes and equipment firm to use only recycled polyester by 2016

07 Aug 2014

Why American Eagle, H&M, Nike and Puma want your hand-me-downs

Almost 95 per cent of textiles can be reused or repurposed - I:Collect wants to kickstart the process, and it may be in a store near you

01 Aug 2014

Sainsbury's stacks up green achievements with recycled food crates

Company announces it has become the first UK retailer to deploy food crates made from 100 per cent recycled material

30 Jul 2014

How a small Aberdeenshire salon became a beacon of eco-hairdressing

Elan Hair Design, BusinessGreen Leaders Award winner for energy efficiency project of the year, reveals how it shaved its energy bills by over 80 per cent in one year

25 Jul 2014

Online retailers accused of failing to explain energy performance of products

Major new survey reveals how internet shoppers could be missing key energy efficiency information when buying white goods

24 Jul 2014

Geoscart secures millions for Sainsbury’s geothermal rollout

Macquarie Lending agrees £15m for initial phase, followed by 'significant funds' for further geothermal deployment

23 Jul 2014

Sainsbury's reveals how power from food waste is taking supermarket off-grid

Biffa and Sainsbury's announce that Cannock store is now being power entirely by local anaerobic digestion facility

21 Jul 2014

Sainsbury's announces pioneering £200m 'green' loan to fund low-carbon investment drive

Commercial loan hailed as first of its kind, as Lloyds Bank welcomes important extension to green bonds market

20 Jul 2014

UK plastic bag use continues to rise

New WRAP figures reveal stark differences between those countries with levies and those without

15 Jul 2014

Asda makes 'global first' with sustainable seafood report

Company tells customers where and how wild fish are caught in response to shoppers' concerns

08 Jul 2014

Supermarkets must curb food security risks, MPs urge

New report calls on government to protect consumers from food shortages that could result from extreme weather events

01 Jul 2014

Asda says 95 per cent of fresh produce at risk from climate change

Supply chain study finds almost £370m of value under threat across sourcing, processing and logistics operations

16 Jun 2014

M&S takes next step on sustainability journey with new 2020 goals

Update to pioneering Plan A strategy contains 100 commitments with focus on engaging customers, employees and suppliers

06 Jun 2014

Reports: Queen's Speech to confirm plastic bag levy

Five pence charge due to be introduced by October 2015 in a bid to tackle waste, reports Daily Mail

04 Jun 2014

What frozen burgers can teach us about minimising risk

Jonny Hazell says companies must take the initiative in tracing materials through their supply chains

04 Jun 2014

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