Waitrose store

Waitrose to sell own-label compostable coffee pods

Retailer Waitrose has announced that it will be the first supermarket to sell its own-label home compostable coffee pods.   This is part of the retailer’s...
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...
Formby

REB Market Intelligence Summit 2018 details announced

The Seventh REB Market Intelligence Summit 2018 has been launched and will take place on the 2 October at Formby Hall near Liverpool.  This year’s Summit will...

Tesco to remove hard to recycle materials from its packaging

Supermarket Tesco has told suppliers that it will remove hard to recycle materials from its packaging.  This includes PVC, polystyrene, oxy degradable materials, PLA, water soluble bio plastics and industrial...
Ribena bottles

Ribena bottles to be redesigned to help improve recycling

Drinks manufacturer Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) has announced that it is redesigning its Ribena bottles by reducing the full printed sleeves and increasing the...

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...
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...
Recycled paper pulp

New recycling guidelines published by CPI and WRAP

New recycling guidelines that will aim to help retailers and brands specify and design packaging that can be reprocessed in paper mills have...
RECOUP

RECOUP launch ‘Plastics 101’ session in response to industry calls

Plastics Recycling Charity RECOUP has announced a new seminar following a call from their members and the industry to address the knowledge...
paper bags

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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