waitrose Ready Meal Packaging

Waitrose to roll out home compostable ready meal packaging


Waitrose has partnered with packaging suppliers Huhtamaki and Saladworks to create the cream-coloured plastic

plastic cotton buds

Plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds to be banned


The only exemptions will be for medical needs or for people with disabilities who need to use plastic straws


UK Plastics Pact report notes decline in unrecyclable packaging


Membership of the pact has grown from 42 business members at launch to 76

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Whole Foods Market to swap out plastic straws for paper


The Amazon-owned retailer has already scrapped plastic bags at checkouts and polystyrene meat trays

Morrisons staff loose fruit and veg

Morrisons to roll out plastic-free fruit & veg aisles in 60 stores


The retailer said it had seen a big spike in loose sales in a 10-month trial in three stores

Tresemme - Black Plastic Bottles

Unilever adds detectable black pigment to plastic bottles


Tresemmé and Lynx packs will become easily detectable by recycling plant scanners


Blue Marine Foundation among winners of Waitrose plastic grant


The initiative was created with environmental charity Hububb


Good Club aims to be ‘world’s first zero-waste online grocer’


The retailer intends to kick off a trial in the autumn of reusable packs for around 30 SKUs

ReNourish soup (1)

Re:Nourish claims world-first with soup in heatable bottle


The plant-based range of four variants is available from Planet Organic and independent stores


Holland & Barrett to stop selling wet wipes


Holland & Barrett is making the change as part of its Clean and Conscious pledge 

Plastic bottles

Leeds on-the-go recycling trial to be expanded across UK


The Leeds By Example project is to be followed by launches in Edinburgh and Swansea


Industry leaders blast impending plastic tax fiasco


A Treasury consultation on chancellor Philip Hammond’s plans for a “world-leading” tax closes this weekend

drs reverse vending machine plastic bottle return

Scotland pushes ahead with 'all-in' deposit return scheme


The system will include aluminium and steel cans as well as drinks containers made of glass and PET


We need to embrace smart solutions to the plastic problem - even weird ones


It’s easy to deride the likes of Stiricle, but it’s smart and eco-friendly

Coca Cola recycling

CCEP achieves 98% recyclable rate for its packaging


The company also purchased 100% of its electricity from renewable sources in 2018


Struggling Pure Leaf drops teabags in sustainability drive


Pure Leaf has also dropped its plastic tub pack in exchange for a box of recyclable black cardboard with a colourless window.

Waitrose & Partners Emma Bridgewater Anemone Shopper_web

Waitrose unveils new range of bags made from plastic bottles


10% of their price will be donated to the Marine Conservation Society


Concha y Toro moves into canned wine with new Ojos brand


It comes amid a flurry of activity in canned wine over past months

plastic waste recycling

Producers: respond to Defra's waste consultation or risk being ignored

2019-05-01T15:36:00+01:00By Jon Brookes, Head of partnerships, Ecosurety

Building an effective waste system for the future requires the direct engagement of producers with Defra, says Jon Brookes, head of partnerships, Ecosurety

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Sainsbury's steps up plastic reduction after protests


The supermarket is to trial in-store ‘pre-cycle areas’ where customers can ditch unwanted packaging before taking it home

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Grocer Plastic Packaging webinar

The Grocer’s plastics webinar now available on demand

Plastics and the Packaging Conundrum sees leading experts from retail, manufacturing and campaigning being quizzed

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