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10 sustainable and stylish food & drink packaging innovations

15 Oct 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Brands have come up with some inventive new takes on netting, ready meal film and six-pack rings

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Can supermarket packaging be stylish, safe and sustainable? Subscription

12 Oct 2018 | By James Halliwell

Packaging has always had two main functions. The first is pretty prosaic: to protect the product. The second is pretty fascinating: to make it so attractive that it flies off the shelf

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Smurfit Kappa's Saverio Mayer on plastics and ecommerce Subscription

12 Oct 2018 | By Angelina Mason

Smurfit Kappa’s Europe CEO sees the plastics problem and e-commerce boom as opportunities for growth

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Walkers to slash plastic by 30% across its multipacks Subscription

11 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The plan follows Walkers’ intention to launch the UK’s first nationwide recycling scheme for plastic crisp bags

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Eco-initiatives in fmcg are great – but we can’t get ahead of ourselves Subscription

10 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

There are many moves being made to save the third rock from the sun – not least by the fmcg industry

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UK debut for eco household brand Seventh Generation Subscription

10 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The biodegradable cleaning and laundry liquids come in 100% recycled and recyclable packs

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Mondelez commits to making all packs recyclable by 2025

10 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The Cadbury owner also intends to ensure its packaging can be collected and recycled

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Iceland scraps 5p carrier bags in favour of 10p bags for life Subscription

10 Oct 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The supermarket stopped offering single-use 5p bags yesterday in a move it says will save 1,600 tonnes of plastic a year

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Tesco to remove best before dates from 100-plus fresh fruit & veg lines

08 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco said best before dates would be scrapped on 116 items including apples, oranges, cabbages and asparagus

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Eco-friendly pollock easier on fish shoppers' wallets Subscription

08 Oct 2018 | By Carina Perkins, Rachel Graham

Alaskan pollock is one of the most sustainable seafood options, according to the latest Good Fish Guide

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JLP to trial trackable reusable cups containing RFID chips Subscription

08 Oct 2018 | By Steve Farrell

RFID chips in the lid and base are used to track the return of the cups to drop-off points

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Food waste announcement is great news, but there's work to do

08 Oct 2018 | By Adam Leyland

If the subsidies are not used it will prove the industry simply cannot be bothered and will rightly be taken away

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How Gove's £15m pilot can help stamp out food waste

08 Oct 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Defra is to invest in redistribution, allowing charities to scale up operations

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Walkers to launch crisp bag recycling in wake of post furore

05 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The nationwide programme will kick off in December, with full details to follow ahead of time

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Little Freddie begins ‘zero waste’ recycling initiative

05 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The babyfood brand has teamed up with recycler Enval to separate pouches’ plastic and aluminium for reuse

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Plastic-free dairy packaging from around the world

04 Oct 2018 | By Megan Tatum

As brands begin to look towards a plastic-free future, we look at some sustainable ideas that could work for UK dairy

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Nestlé ends Indofood joint venture amid palm oil furore Subscription

03 Oct 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The fmcg giant said the decision was driven by “commercial reasons”  

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Ocado switches to digital receipts in move to save paper Subscription

02 Oct 2018 | By Steve Farrell

From this week, deliveries no longer include paper receipts but they can still be viewed in Ocado’s app


Gove’s pledge represents a staggering success in the fight against food waste Subscription

01 Oct 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Gove said food waste was “an environmental, economic and moral folly and we will end it”

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Food waste: government commits £15m to subsidise redistribution

01 Oct 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Gove to announce food waste redistribution subsidy plan today at Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham

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