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Asda swedes no plastic

Asda takes plastic off swedes in first of 'rolling programme'

15 Aug 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Retailer is not removing plastic from cucumbers as it fears an increase in food waste

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Diageo launches edible flavoured straws to pair with RTD cans

15 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The straws come in strawberry, lime, chocolate and lemon flavours

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Seven new paper cup recycling centres opened in Cornwall Subscription

14 Aug 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The new facilities have been supplied by ACE UK, an alliance of packaging companies, in partnership with Cornwall Council

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Riverford Organic to remove single-use plastic from veg boxes

14 Aug 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The brand has pledged to ditch single-use plastic by 2020 and replace it with compostable solutions

Indian tea picker

Twinings publishes full list of its tea suppliers in India

13 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The business has added an online ‘sourcing map’ as part of its Sourced with Care sustainability initiative

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Letter: Engaged Tracking emissions report was 'flawed'

13 Aug 2018

The report assumed supermarkets not publishing emissions data were performing poorly, says Richard Walker

Port at Guernsey St Peter Dock

No-deal Brexit could be an environmental catastrophe too

10 Aug 2018 | By Adam Leyland

As positive as the heatwave has been for trade this summer, there is a negative, with inflation – not to mention long-term


Recyclable crisp bags are a great start – but we need a major shift in attitudes Subscription

09 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Whichever eco-solution they choose, crisp purveyors will have their work cut out

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Aldi promises carbon neutrality by 2019

08 Aug 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The discounter was recently ranked as one of the “dirtiest polluters” among UK supermarkets

Potato crisps in an open bag

Co-op working to get recyclable crisp bags on shelf Subscription

08 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Recyclable packs would be a more credible option than compostable, said Iain Ferguson, the Co-op’s environment manager

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Itsu launches trial of paperless receipts Subscription

08 Aug 2018 | By Emily Bright

The move is designed to help cut down on the three million paper receipts Itsu prints each year

Morrisons cucumber

Morrisons removes cucumber plastic sleeves to reduce waste

07 Aug 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The move will cut out the use of 16 million plastic sleeves per year

Tribe compostable pack, Cacao & Orange variant

Tribe unveils ‘UK first’ energy bar with compostable wrapper Subscription

07 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The new wrapper would reduce to ‘water, CO2 and minerals’ within 26 weeks in domestic compost, said Tribe


Sainsbury's named greenest supermarket in emissions report

07 Aug 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Sainsbury’s was found to have the lowest emission levels compared to its rivals

Fish net

MSC plan to tighten certification rules rejected by stakeholders

06 Aug 2018 | By Kevin White

The NGO had proposed new rules to tackle the ‘compartmentalisation’ of fisheries

Budweiser Tractor

AB InBev unveils fund for startups tackling sustainability Subscription

05 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Successful applicants will be announced in September during the UN’s climate week

Malcolm Walker Iceland gum

Iceland launches plastic-free chewing gum Subscription

02 Aug 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The gum can be found in all 900 Iceland stores in the UK and online with an rsp of £2 

Sainsbury's plastic

Sainsbury's criticised for 'wasteful' plastic bag use Subscription

01 Aug 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Shoppers take to Facebook to ask retailer not to use plastic bags in online orders

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Brakes halves emissions across fleet with Shell GTL fuel Subscription

01 Aug 2018 | By Emily Bright

The foodservice operator became the first company to trial Shell’s gas-to-liquids fuel in November

unilever love beauty and planet

Unilever’s eco-beauty brand is well-timed and full of potential

31 Jul 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

It’s the beauty equivalent of an organic almond milk made by a vegan co-operative

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