Consumers are being urged to go green over the barbie this summer with the launch of an environmentally friendly, UK-produced charcoal brand.
Environmental organisation BioRegional has teamed up with distributor Rectella to make BioRegional Local Charcoal, which is supported by the conservation charity WWF and celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh. The partnership hopes to win a retail trial.
BioRegional said the scheme would create traditionally coppiced woodland habitats for threatened butterfly, birds and mammals, with the harvested hardwood used for charcoal. Its charcoal lights more easily and burns hotter than most others on the market, it said.

Children’s soft drinks maker Calypso has added a pure apple juice to its range, which meets both Fairtrade and 5-a-day criteria. Made from apples grown by small, independent farm groups in South Africa, it will be launched in April in 200ml aseptic cartons with an ambient shelf life of 12 months.
Coca-Cola Enterprises is relaunching its Win a Player competition offering consumers a chance to win £350,000 to spend on players for their Football League or Scottish Premier League club.
Energizer will promote its rechargeable batteries for the first time on UK television by sponsoring the next two series of Channel 5’s weekly product road test, The Gadget Show.
Male grooming brand Brylcreem is launching its reformulated and repackaged range of styling products this month. It will feature an updated Brylcreem logo.
Sharwood’s has given its Indian sauces brand a makeover with improved recipes.
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