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Iceland to trial paper bags across Merseyside stores

Retailer Iceland has launched a paper bag trial across Merseyside to see if its customers are willing to ditch plastic bags at checkout.  White paper bags, which Iceland said...
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adidas to launch 100% recyclable running shoes

Clothing brand adidas is launching a 100% recyclable running shoe called FUTURECRAFT.LOOP that can be returned, broken down and reused to create new...
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Co-op roll out compostable carrier bags to over 1,000 of its stores

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Retailer Co-op has announced that it is rolling out new compostable carrier bags this week to more than 1,000 of its food stores in a...
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Major companies join forces to improve plastics recycling in Sub Saharan Africa

Major consumer goods firms including Unilever, The Coca Cola Company, Diageo and Nestlé have launched an alliance to create jobs and improve the collection...
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P&G fabric care products to reduce plastic in its packaging by 30%

Product manufacturer Proctor & Gamble (P&G) has announced that its brands Ariel, Lenor and other fabric care products across Europe will aim to reduce plastic use...
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Legislation to ban plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds put before Parliament

Plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds will be banned under legislation that has now been presented to Parliament. In...
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Survey finds three quarters of people want the Government to ensure products are recyclable

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A new survey led by Cardiff University has found that three quarters of people want the Government to ensure products are recyclable, and repairable.   It showed...
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Nestlé creates new Institute to develop sustainable packaging solutions

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Food manufacturer Nestlé has announced the creation of the Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences, which will be committed to developing functional, safe and environmentally-friendly packaging solutions.  The company said that...
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China ban creates opportunities for secondary markets in the UK says Environment Minister

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Thérèse Coffey has said that the China ban creates ‘the opportunity for secondary markets...

Michael Gove responds to packaging sector about consultation recommendations

The signatories wrote the letter in mid-May urging the Secretary to listen to their suggestions about how the UK can become a “world...
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