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The Body Shop, Lucy & Yak and Sainsburys named Net Zero Pioneers in new report

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Lucy & Yak, The Body Shop, Toast Ale, Notpla and Sainsburys are among the retail businesses leading the charge towards net zero, according a new report Net Zero Pioneers by BusinessGreen.

The report aims to showcase the UK’s most innovative and impactful businesses working on the UK’s net zero transition, profiling the myriad ways in which they are working to turbocharge decarbonisation efforts in every corner of the economy.

Within the retail and consumer goods section Lucy & Yak, The Body Shop and Sainsburys are celebrated.

As is Notpla, the packaging firm that aims to be a solution for the plastic crisis with its sustainably farmed seaweed. From a dissolvable, edible ‘bubble’ which holds liquids to seaweed-based film and paper, all the company’s packaging products are made out of plants – and all are biodegradable. The company has secured VC-backing to the tune of £16m and won the Prince of Wales’ Earthshot Prize, which awards £1m to winners.

Learn how Notpla are working with Just Eat to remove single-use plastic from on-demand delivery in an exclusive interview with Robin Clark, senior director ESG & Sustainability, Just Eat

Within the transport section of the Net Zero Pioneers report, e-cargo bike delivery network Zedify has also been championed. The Cambridge-based firm has an extensive fleet of electric cargo bikes, trikes, and quads carrying out thousands of zero emission deliveries for businesses and individuals each day.

James Murray, co-founder of the Net Zero Festival, said: “With the recent government rollback of key net zero policies, it is more important than ever to showcase the many brilliant businesses that are making remarkable strides to deliver net zero emissions across multiple sectors and industries.

“The Pioneers Report seeks to celebrate their efforts and demonstrate how the commitment to climate goals and targets is helping to drive the development of exciting new technologies and business models that will deliver multiple benefits to both individual consumers and the UK economy as a whole.”

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