Borealis and Henkel create 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottle and nozzle

Innovations solutions company Borealis and German consumer Henkel have produced a plastic bottle and nozzle from 100% post-consumer recycled material. It will be used for the home crafting glue market.  This...
Leeds

Hubbub to work with major companies to tackle “on-the-go” recycling

Charity Hubbub has launched a new campaign which has brought together 18 major companies it has previously worked with to tackle “on-the-go” recycling.  The campaign called #LeedsByExample will launch in...

Viridor to work with retailers to change black plastic food grade packaging

Recycling company Viridor is working with retailers Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and food packaging manufacturer Faerch Plast to put recycled black plastic into new food grade packaging.  The result is a circular economic solution to this...

Morrisons to use brown paper bags for fruit and vegetables to cut plastic use

Supermarket Morrisons is bringing back brown paper bags for loose fresh fruit and vegetables in the hope it will prevent 150m small plastic bags...
Co-op works with Fareshare in Midlands

Co-op shares unsold food with 250 charities

Following a successful trial at nine stores, Central England Co-op is rolling out a scheme to redirect all unsold food to local charities. The new...
Waitrose rPET shopping bag

Waitrose introduces designer rPET shopping bags

Waitrose has joined forces with reusable bag manufacturer Jutexpo and designer Emma Bridgewater to create a designer rPET shopping bag made entirely from recycled...

Transcend Packaging to produce paper straws for McDonald’s UK and Ireland

Manufacturer Transcend Packaging has been selected to produce environmentally-friendly paper straws for McDonald’s UK and Ireland.  McDonald’s has announced that it will be switching from plastic straws to...

John Lewis to buy back used clothes from customers to cut fashion waste

Retailer John Lewis is to buy back worn and unwanted clothing from its customers in the hope it will reduce the 300,000 tonnes of...

McDonald’s to replace plastic straws with paper straws in the UK and Ireland

Fast food chain McDonald’s has announced that by 2019 it will be phasing out plastic straws in favour of paper alternatives in all 1,361...
Lush

Lush open first packaging-free shop

Cosmetics retailer Lush has opened its first packaging-free shop in Milan to raise awareness of the impacts plastics has on marine life.   Currently over 40% over the...
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