Posted by Sheila Shayon on May 28, 2012 04:04 PM
Sixty six percent of UK citizens collectively consumer 165 million cups of tea every day, making it that country’s most popular drink, and most of those tea bags end up in landfill bins.
Now Unilever UK, maker of PG Tips and the largest tea buyer in the world, purchasing close to 12% of the world's supply of black tea, is looking to make a more environmentally friendly cuppa.
Already committed to sustainable farming, partnering with the Rainforest Alliance in 2008, the company has just joined forces with two Essex councils, Brentwood and Chelmsford, and with Wrap, the U.K. government's advisory body on waste, to encourage Brit tea-drinkers to compost their teabags with their food waste.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on February 23, 2012 05:05 PM
Tesco is still committed to its Greener Living sustainability commitment — "helping our customers make greener choices" — despite having just scrapped its pledge to add carbon-footprint labels to thousands of its products and reduce its own carbon footprint. The retailer has announced a new green partnership to raise millions of pounds to protect vulnerable rainforests and associated communities around the world.
At the same time, Unilever enhanced its "ambitious" (as the Guardian puts it) long-term sustainability commitment with the news that it plans to make its Magnum brand the world's first ice cream to source 100 percent of its global cocoa supply from sustainable sources, by 2015.Continue reading...