Highland Spring to introduce the UK’s first 100% recycled bottle

Scottish drinks company Highland Spring has said that it will be the first UK water brand to introduce a 100% recycled bottle in a...
plastic

Glastonbury announce that it is not selling plastic drinks bottles at this year’s festival

Glastonbury Festival has announced that it will not be selling single-use plastic drinks bottles at this year’s Festival and will also not...
plastic

Waitrose trial ready meals in widely recyclable fibre-based tray

Retailer Waitrose is trialling three of its Italian ready meals in a widely recyclable fibre-based tray to replace black plastic trays.   This move builds on...

Iceland to trial a deposit return scheme

Supermarket Iceland has become the first UK supermarket to trial a reverse vending machine in support of the Government’s intention to implement a deposit...
Government

Government launch consultation to overhaul the waste system 

The UK Government has today launched consultations to overhaul the waste system, cut plastic pollution and move towards a circular economy. 

Welsh Government launch new £6.5 million circular economy fund

The Welsh Government has announced a new £6.5 million Circular Economy Fund to help Wales reach its aims of 70% recycling by 2025 and 100% recycling by 2050.  

Investment given by Sky Ocean Rescue for biodegradable bottle

Sky Ocean Rescue campaign has invested in a bottle which biodegrades in two to three weeks in the hope it will help cut the use...
costa

Costa Coffee and Barclaycard launch ‘UK’s first’ reusable contactless coffee cup

Coffee chain Costa Coffee has partnered with Barclaycard to develop the ‘UK’s first’ reusable contactless coffee cup.  The ‘Clever Cup’ includes contactless payment technology to...
John Lewis Partnership plastic waste reduction innovation programme

John Lewis launches JLAB plastic waste innovation programme

The John Lewis Partnership has today announced that its next JLAB innovation programme will focus on reducing the impact of plastic waste. It is calling...
Marks and Spencer

Marks & Spencer to trial plastic-free fruit and vegetables range

Retailer Marks & Spencer has announced that it is launching over 90 lines of loose fruit and vegetables that are completely free...
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