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Coca-Cola to switch can multipacks from plastic to cardboard packaging


CCEP already wraps multipacks of 10 cans or more in cardboard

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Iceland to offer ‘plastic-free Christmas’ with alternative packaging range


The move echoes Iceland’s ‘palm oil-free Christmas’ campaign of last year


Morrisons looks to boost recycling levels with front-of-pack labels


The move follows new research by Morrisons which claims two thirds of customers are not confident whether they can recycle

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Skin Academy claims UK first with 100% natural Zero range


The sustainable packaging includes bio-plastic, bamboo and recycled cardboard

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City snapshot: Sainsbury’s pledges to halve plastic packaging by 2025


Sainsbury’s has announced a commitment to cut its plastic packaging by 50% by 2025, becoming what it claims is the first retailer to outline plans of this scale.


Nestlé targets zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050


And Suntory sets out plan to move to 100% sustainable plastic bottles within 10 years

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Government plans for ‘all-in’ deposit return scheme branded ‘total nightmare’


Yesterday (10 September) the Scottish government published draft legislation for a national rollout from 1 April 2021

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Fruit & veg supplier SunFresh Produce launches ‘ethical’ DTC delivery boxes


Pikt Fresh offers a range of three box-types aimed at different environments – home use, bar or catering services, and ‘social gathering’ occasions


Delivering a deposit return scheme

2019-09-06T14:26:00+01:00Sponsored by Coca-Cola European Partners, by Klöckner Pentaplast

It’s not a question of if. It’s a question of how.


Startup 7NRG to roll out CBD sports nutrition drinks


Two powdered variants will be available from 7 October, aimed at people aged 18 to 35

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Potts’ tackles plastic waste by pouring its stock into a ‘beer’ can


The format will roll out from late October into Tesco across Beef, Chicken and Vegetable variants

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Questions about deposit return schemes? Take part in The Grocer’s webinar


Experts from some of the UK’s biggest retailers, suppliers and environmental organisations will come together for the event on 1 October

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Aldi to swap out plastic packaging for cardboard on tuna multipacks


The move will be launched as a two-month trial on four-packs of Aldi Tuna Chunks in about 270 stores

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Tesco CEO Dave Lewis: grocery must end the art of packaging air

2019-08-29T14:04:00+01:00By Dave Lewis, CEO of Tesco

 It’s staggering how much excess packaging is used, says Tesco CEO, Dave Lewis

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What Blue Planet’s storytelling and ‘pivotal idea’ can teach brands


Sainsbury’s and Unilever have benefited from uniting behind a simple story, says Jeremy Garlick of Insight Traction

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Waitrose wins ‘Fine to Flush’ certification for own-label wet wipes

2019-08-23T11:24:00+01:00By Andrew Don

Two plastic-free products are available from today

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Iceland claims almost universal approval for DRS bottle recycling schemes


Iceland became the first retailer to begin trialling reverse vending machines in some of its stores in May last year

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Tesco announces four-step second phase of war on plastic


The Remove, Reduce, Reuse & Recycle plan was first launched last year

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Waitrose delays home compostable coffee pod range indefinitely


The compostable coffee pod range had been due to hit shelves last December

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Booths encourages reusable containers in anti-plastic move

2019-08-21T11:18:00+01:00By Andrew Don

The northern supermarket has been working to phase out single-use plastic in its stores

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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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