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Six major retailers pledge to ban plastic in cotton buds Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The commitments came in the wake of a public petition which collected over 130,000 signatures in less than two weeks

CNG sustainable fuel

Waitrose, John Lewis and Argos use new renewable fuel in lorries Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The fuel is claimed to be the most cost-effective, low-carbon alternative to diesel for HGVs

msc certified fish

MSC hits back at 'conflict of interest' accusation Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

The charity was accused of a conflict of interest over the revenue it collected from awarding its coveted ‘eco-labels’

Palm Oil

Major brands accused of using palm oil produced by child labour Subscription

30 Nov 2016 | By Kevin White

Report by Amnesty International claims palm oil company Wilmar employed children as young as eight on plantations 

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A new whey to brew beer – and fight food waste

24 Nov 2016 | By Lisa Riley

A new conncotion made from a watery cheese by-product brings new meaning to the term ‘special brew’

Fishing boat Norway

Pay attention, Donald. Climate change is a challenge worth taking seriously Subscription

10 Nov 2016 | By Carina Perkins

There is nothing like standing on the edge of a glacier, and hearing the deafening crack as it collapses into the sea, to ram home the reality of climate change


Is Philip Morris' iQOS the beginning of the end for the cigarette?

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Co-op's record on waste Subscription

01 Dec 2016

Our long-term ambition is for all packaging to be recycled where it can be, and we are making a bold start


The Channel 4 Bake Off opportunity Subscription

16 Sep 2016

Sir, C4 will be looking to recoup its investment with sky-high costs for advertising and endorsements

waitrose cashless store

Waitrose shows cash is no longer king Subscription

11 Aug 2016

According to the latest reports from Payments UK, use of card outstripped cash for the first time in 2015

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