Sky News reports that the UK’s five biggest supermarkets will try to halve the environmental impact of a weekly food shop by the end of the decade.
It is the latest climate promise made during the COP26 summit in Glasgow, and it comes as the UK announces it will lead 45 governments in moving towards more sustainable ways of farming.
• The amount of global warming that shopping baskets cause
• The forests that are cut down to fill the baskets
• The impact of the agriculture and seafood in baskets
• The food waste and packaging they produce
In a joint statement, the supermarket bosses said, “We recognise that a future without nature is a future without food. By 2030 we need to halt the loss of nature.”
WWF chief executive Tanya Steele said, “Food production is one of the biggest threats to our planet and we will only tackle the climate and nature emergency if food retailers play their part.”