UK supermarket giants’ contribution to our plastic waste problem is exposed today by the most comprehensive analysis of the sector to date. The survey of Britain’s largest supermarkets and grocery chains reveals ten major retailers are placing over 810,000 tonnes of single-use plastic on the market every year
Banning the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – super greenhouse gases used in refrigeration – in supermarkets would be one of the cheapest and most effective ways of reducing greenhouse gases in Europe, we told a conference, calling on EU states to push for ambitious measures in the review of the F-Gas Regulation
Our report, Chilling Facts IV, reports that 344 stores in the UK have now transitioned to using climate-friendly, hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-free refrigeration systems. This is a significant increase from 2008. However, the biggest retailer in the UK, Tesco, does not appear to be on track to meet its targets.