Our compostable carrier bags are currently in over 1,000 Co-ops, but to help reduce the use of single-use plastic bags, we want them in more! We’re calling on UK Government and English Local Authorities to speed up the rollout of food collections.

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Co-op has been committed to reducing Food Waste for some time, initially through their partnership with Fareshare now more than ever following the introduction of their Food Share scheme in May 2018.

We’ve raised over £10 million to tackle global water poverty thanks to Co-op Members and customers. CJ Antal-Smith, Trading Director, explains how this has changed 1.9 million lives in communities around the world.

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Environment Manager, Iain Ferguson shares our latest innovation in our commitment to reduce single-use plastic in Co-op stores and packaging

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We’re committed to making 100% of our packaging easy to recycle by 2023 and reducing the amount of plastic waste.

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We reduce our food waste by carefully managing our stock, donating unsold food to Fareshare and local causes which means none of our food waste goes to landfill.

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We’re trialling a landmark plastic bottle deposit and return scheme at music festival Co-op pop-up shops this summer. Find out more from Iain our Environment Manager

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