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Michael Gove to back ‘all-in’ deposit return scheme in war on plastic

2019-07-16T12:04:00+01:00By

The issue has caused a major split between retailers and suppliers

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Premier adds ‘first of its kind’ Bisto Microwave Ready Gravy Pots

2019-07-16T09:12:00+01:00By

Each pack contains four 100g servings of ready-made gravy, and comprises a cardboard sleeve and plastic pots that are fully recyclable

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Retailers and suppliers unite to call for action on PRN prices

2019-07-12T11:42:00+01:00By

A letter claimed unbudgeted financial pressure from increasing PRN prices was adding ‘tens of millions of pounds to compliance costs’

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Cook trials 100% recyclable plastic food trays in Kent stores

2019-07-12T10:01:00+01:00By

Cook said its customers were supportive of its moves to reduce plastic

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Evolution Foods adds fruit & nut snacks in plastic-free packs

2019-07-12T00:01:00+01:00By

The 25-strong lineup will be available from Monday (15 July) in Wilko

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Unilever aims to slash plastic with ‘super-concentrated’ Cif EcoRefill

2019-07-09T10:38:00+01:00By

Ecorefill is forecast to save 1.5 million plastic bottles by the end of 2020

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Asda links with marine pollution group to offer water refills

2019-07-05T13:50:00+01:00By

As part of the plans it will encourage shoppers to refill bottles at water fountains in its stores

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Asda scraps single-use plastic bags from online orders

2019-07-05T10:45:00+01:00By

The supermarket giant said the move was expected to remove around 85 million plastic bags from production each year…

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A green shave: male grooming category report 2019

2019-07-05T09:32:00+01:00By

In the era of Hugh’s war on plastic, how are brands innovating to keep up with more sustainability-minded shoppers?

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Consumer behaviour will be the real test of Evian’s recycling plans

2019-07-04T11:17:00+01:00By

The brand has invested in tech to launch a 100% rPET bottle for Wimbledon. But consumer buy-in will be crucial if these plans are to work on a wider scale

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Nestlé claims world first with paper flow-wrap packaging

2019-07-02T22:00:00+01:00By

The eco-wrapper will roll out from this month across Yes, the healthier snack bar brand that made its debut last September

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Scottish craft beer brand Drygate given major makeover

2019-07-02T10:03:00+01:00By

It has unveiled a new “unified” identity, featuring geometric designs and “bright, flat colours which celebrate the scientific, precise, and human side of brewing”

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Aldi to trial removing plastic packaging from toilet roll

2019-07-01T16:13:00+01:00By

The discounter will sell four-packs of Luxury Toilet Tissue packaged in paper in a trial across 174 stores 

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Evian unveils 100% rPET bottle in Wimbledon trial

2019-07-01T14:05:00+01:00By

The innovation is part of Evian’s commitment to ensure all its bottles are 100% rPET by 2025

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Piecemeal news of progress on plastic makes industry an easy target

2019-06-28T14:10:00+01:00By

Joined-up reporting and proper measurement is essential

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How Good Club is taking the fight against plastic online

2019-06-28T08:56:00+01:00By

The Brixton-based online grocer believes it’s found a solution to the online plastic problem

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Shoppers in favour of plastic-free aisles and bag ban, finds survey

2019-06-27T10:06:00+01:00By Helen Gilbert

The independent poll of 2,000 consumers found that 58% were worried about packaging in general…

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Plastics Pact must highlight successes to win public support

2019-06-26T14:49:00+01:00By

Wrap needs to do a more effective job on PR and measuring progress

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Berry Bros & Rudd revamps No.3 gin ahead of major retail push

2019-06-25T15:02:00+01:00By

It will be backed by a marketing push called ‘The Art of Perfection’

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UK Plastics Pact identifies ‘problematic’ materials to remove from sale

2019-06-25T14:56:00+01:00By

Wrap today published a list of eight “problematic or unnecessary” single-use plastics

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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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