Opinion

The sustainability balance for supermarkets

The negative impacts of climate change are widespread, with David Attenborough calling it a ‘catastrophe’, Swedish schoolgirl climate activist Greta Thunberg labelling it an ‘existential crisis’ and calls for rapid action across all industries.

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A drop in the ocean for the fight against plastic

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