food waste

Major firms join new Ellen MacArthur Foundation circular food initiative

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has announced that it is working with a group of participant cities, and major firms including Danone, Nestlé, and Veolia...

Sainsburys to trial reverse vending

Retailer Sainsbury’s has launched a reverse vending recycling trial at its Lincoln store, which allows customers to return plastic bottles up to 3 litres...
Aldi

Aldi to trial paper or compostable bags in all stores to reduce its plastic...

Retailer Aldi has announced that it is launching a trial of paper or compostable carrier bags in all of its 830 UK stores to reduce...

Gatwick Airport introduces ‘world’s first’ reusable cup trial

Hubbub and Starbucks have joined forced to help Gatwick Airport launch the ‘world’s first ever’ cup reuse trial to help tackle single-use plastic...

Sainsbury’s to remove plastic bags for loose fruit and vegetables

Retailer Sainsbury’s has announced that it plans to cut a further 1,284 tonnes of plastic this year, including removing 489 tonnes of plastic bags,...
retail

Retail sales witnessed the biggest decline in sales since 1995

Retail sales saw the biggest decrease in sales on record said the British Retail Consortium (BRC), as May 2019 delivered political and economy...

Waitrose to test refillable zones and frozen pick and mix areas to reduce unnecessary...

Waitrose & Partners is exploring refillable zones, a frozen ‘pick and mix’ and a borrow-a-box scheme as part of a unique test...
clothes

Fashion retailers to trial new circular economy business models

The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) and QSA partners have announced that they are working with numerous fashion retailers to develop...

Waitrose launch “world’s first” home compostable ready meal packaging

Retailer Waitrose & Partners has announced that it is launching the “world’s first” home compostable ready meal packaging, as it removes nearly nine...

Litter from takeaway packaging is the consumer’s responsibility finds survey

A YouGov survey commissioned by waste management firm FCC found that 68% of participants said the individual consumer has the main responsibility for...
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