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Starbucks and Costa sign up to Refill free tap water campaign Subscription

13 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

The Refill initiative includes a free app that maps out refill stations

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Experts warn meat tax would gamble with consumer health

11 Dec 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Mick Sloyan of AHDB warned a meat tax was an “incredibly blunt tool for a complex problem”

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Fyffes' Ethical Trading Initiative suspension upheld Subscription

11 Dec 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Suspension from NGO will continue into the new year due to ongoing labour dispute, ETI says

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Pret a Manger to double reusable cup discount to 50p

08 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

The coffee chain will also explore adding china cups to more of its shops with seats

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A tax on single-use plastic could help stop pollution of the seas Video

24 Nov 2017 | By Adam Leyland

There’s a new enemy in the war on waste: single-use plastic

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Find alternatives to plastic, now

23 Nov 2017 | By Tony Hitchin

Action needs to be taken to ensure that the amount of plastic used, where not essential, is dramatically cut


What is the best way to deal with coffee cup waste?

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Deposit return scheme is disruptive

27 Sep 2017

Sir, Your article on deposit return was very well balanced

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Shame!... For whom? says SodaStream

12 May 2017

Sir, Plastic bottle pollution is killing our planet. That’s a fact

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Sustainability tops agenda for plant-based

27 Apr 2017

Sir, We would like to correct some inaccuracies in Joanna Blythman’s Second Opinion column

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