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Government considering 'watered down' version of DRS Subscription

18 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

Environment secretary Michael Gove said the government was considering two options for DRS

Waitrose carbon cutting fridges

Waitrose to roll out energy-saving fridge tech at all stores Subscription

18 Feb 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

Waitrose will begin installing the technology in all 349 stores next month

SIG paper straw

On-the-go plastic-free straw ‘first’ picked up by Nestlé

18 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The straw from Swiss packaging supplier SIG is made from paperboard

glass bottles

Any DRS must include glass - and all other container types

15 Feb 2019

For a DRS to be economically viable, every type and size of drinks container must be included

solar panels

Tesco plans major expansion of solar panels on its roofs Subscription

15 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer has already put in a series of planning applications for sites

Waitrose B Corp

Waitrose adds online 'aisle' for certified B Corp products

15 Feb 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

The trial bands together 20 brands and 50 products for sale on its website

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Water Works adds 'planet-friendly' spring water in Tetra Paks Subscription

14 Feb 2019 | By Carina Perkins

The still spring water cartons have caps made from sugarcane

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Tesco and FareShare to distribute unsold Valentine's flowers

14 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

FareShare volunteers will visit Tesco stores to collect the flowers and deliver them to charities

Hotel Chocolat sugar cane packaging

Hotel Chocolat rolls out sugar cane packaging for Easter Subscription

13 Feb 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

The new box has been designed to be sustainable, biodegradable and compostable

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MPs urge end to plastic waste exports to developing nations Subscription

12 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

The call was welcomed by campaign group A Plastic Planet

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DRS Leeds trial: public 'not motivated by financial rewards' Subscription

08 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

Ministers should think again about retailers being the main centres for use of DRS machines, organisers suggested

glass bottles recycling

Retailers sound warning over plans for DRS to include glass Subscription

07 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

Ministers north of the border are well ahead of the UK government’s plans for a DRS

Fish net

MSC launches consultations to strengthen fisheries standard

06 Feb 2019 | By Kevin White

The proposals were designed to give a bigger voice to stakeholders and follows criticism over how fisheries are certified

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Aldi eliminates 5p single-use plastic bags

06 Feb 2019 | By Steve Farrell

The move will remove an average 80 million bags a year from circulation, equating to 900 tonnes of plastic

Love Home and Planet

Unilever’s eco-friendly Love Home & Planet brand set for UK Subscription

06 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

Variants are made with cruelty-free vegan ingredients, while all scents are derived from sustainably sourced essential oils

Alternative Foods cakes

Alternative Foods adds vegan cake range with aquafaba Subscription

05 Feb 2019 | By Carina Perkins

The cakes are wrapped in 100% recyclable packaging made from bottle tops

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UK growers told to brace for regular extreme weather

05 Feb 2019 | By Kevin White

A new report by The Climate Coalition has warned last year’s drought conditions could become the norm for UK growers

Nestle

Nestlé joins Swiss research programme into sustainable foods

05 Feb 2019 | By Carina Perkins

Future Foods Initiative’s first research projects will focus on plant-based nutrition and ancient plant varieties

Palm Oil

PepsiCo urged to cut ties with Indofood over RSPO fiasco

04 Feb 2019 | By Carina Perkins

PT PP London Sumatra Indonesia Tbk (Lonsum), a subsidiary of Indofood’s plantation arm IndoAgri, was sanctioned in November 2018 

Iceland's rebranded palm oil products

Iceland 'could have been more open on palm oil branding' says petitioner Subscription

04 Feb 2019 | By Steve Farrell

Iceland ‘could have been more open on palm oil branding’ says petition starter…

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