Climate Reports

System Failure

Disposing of e-waste is fast becoming big business and our 18-month undercover operation, the most thorough to date into the illegal underbelly of the trade, shows that the chance to make a quick profit at the expense of the developing world is too tempting for some to resist

Chilling Facts III

Supermarkets in the UK are making significant strides to counter their impact on global warming but Asda has apparently turned its back on green commitments. The latest survey in our Chilling Facts series finds that 239 stores in the UK are now using climate-friendly refrigeration, up from just 14 two years ago

Maximizing Climate Benefits from Ozone Protection

A report examining three options to be considered by a Montreal Protocol meeting, each of which would produce greater emission reductions than those resulting from the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol or any near-term options being considered in the climate talks

Chilling Facts II

The Co-operative Group’s green and ethical credentials are called into question in this new survey. We found the Co-operative Group used the ozone-destroying refrigerant HCFC in 50 per cent of its depots and has recently refitted stores with HFC-based refrigeration instead of more environmentally friendly alternatives

Chilling Facts

Supermarket refrigeration is making a worrying contribution to climate change. The main cooling gases used by supermarkets – hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are many thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide in terms of their global warming impact. Our conclusion? It’s time for the supermarkets to take action