Part 9 is from me this week, here’s the stories catching my eye!
Asda is offering refill stations at ‘sustainability store’ to cut down on plastic
From May, the Asda store in Middleton will have a refill section of own-brand coffee, rice, and pasta, as well as Kellogg’s cereals.
The store will also sell plastic-free flowers and loose vegetables free of plastic packaging, in further attempts to be more eco-conscious. Check out the full story here.
Could this help you cross off another thing in your January Carbon Detox,
PepsiCo to use 100% renewable energy in US operations
The company's US operations account for nearly half of its global electricity consumption.
PepsiCo - which counts Pepsi, Gatorade and Tropicana among its brands - expects to see a 20% reduction in US greenhouse gas emissions relative to a 2015 baseline. Full story here.
As you own solar panels,
OVO announced today that SSE’s retail arm is joining the OVO family
A combination of SSE’s scale and OVO’s technology capabilities will enable millions more customers to decarbonise their homes, while keeping their costs down and continue to receive a great service.
Stephen Fitzpatrick, chief executive and founder of OVO, said: “Today is an exciting day. It marks the end of one chapter for OVO but, more importantly, the beginning of the next one together with the SSE Energy Services business." Read about our big news here.
Electric cars: What is the future of the market?
The car industry is bracing itself for 2020 to be a breakthrough year for pure electric cars, with the number of models in British showrooms set to more than double.
It's also predicted the annual sales of zero-emission passenger cars will break through the 100,000 mark. Here’s more on this.
What would you like to see for EV’s in 2020,
Australia fires will be 'normal' in warmer world
UK scientists say the recent fires in Australia are a taste of what the world will experience as temperatures rise.
Prof Richard Betts from the Met Office said we are "seeing a sign of what would be normal conditions under a future warming world of 3C" Read the article here.
Is your area affected by the fires,