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...

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...
Ikea

IKEA aims to design products using only renewable and recyclable materials

Retailer IKEA has announced new sustainable living commitments by 2030 in the hope it will make it easier for consumers to reduce their climate impact.   These commitments...

Quorn to start eliminating black plastic packaging from its supply chain

Food brand Quorn has said that it will eliminate more than 297 tonnes of black plastic packaging from its supply chain by the end...
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