Is the compostable coffee pod already old news?

Waitrose has ditched plans for compostable pods in favour of a recyclable version. Could this be the eco-friendly future of the format?

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North Sea cod off the menu as stocks slump

Climate change and a failure to reduce fishing pressures on stocks are thought to be behind a collapse in numbers

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Iceland claims almost universal approval for DRS bottle recycling schemes

Iceland became the first retailer to begin trialling reverse vending machines in some of its stores in May last year

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Tesco announces four-step second phase of war on plastic

The Remove, Reduce, Reuse & Recycle plan was first launched last year

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Waitrose delays home compostable coffee pod range indefinitely

The compostable coffee pod range had been due to hit shelves last December

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Booths encourages reusable containers in anti-plastic move

The northern supermarket has been working to phase out single-use plastic in its stores

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Co-op to push local authorities on household food waste collections

Society is writing to the near-half of all local authorities that do not collect food waste

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Defending the meat industry: the right people must deliver the right message

Invoking the ‘vegan lobby’ and shouting down critics isn’t the right way to defend the meat sector

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Is the food industry doing enough to help save the bees?

Bees and other pollinators are vital for UK food production, but they’re under threat


Can the meat industry fight back against latest attacks?

Some in the sector believe the time has come to mount a more robust defence

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Reusable bags: a gay way to save the world?

Bleak news for anyone who doesn’t want the world to burn

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