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Aldi to extend trial of plastic-free vegetables

Retailer Aldi has announced that it is extending its trial to remove plastic from some fresh vegetables as part of its aim to...
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UK throws away 19 loaves of bread per household each year

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According to Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW), in the UK we throw away the equivalent of 19 loaves of bread per household annually. 

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...
First Mile launch compostable recycling packaging service

First Mile launch compostable recycling packaging service

Waste management company First Mile has announced that it is launching the UK’s first dedicated compostable recycling packaging service for businesses.  

Boots to phase out plastic bags from all stores by 2020

Retailer Boots has announced that it will be eliminating all plastic bags from its stores by 2020 and replacing them with brown paper bags. 
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OPRL says PVC and PS no longer recyclable packaging

Packaging recycling label organisation OPRL has developed new rules that mean there mostly becomes a binary Recycle or Don't Recycle label.
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British consumers think manufacturers are avoiding recycling responsibilities

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New research has found that British consumers think manufacturers are avoiding their responsibilities when it comes to disposing products and packaging.   The research, conducted by BritainThinks and SUEZ, is part...
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Iceland to sell plastic-free chewing gum

Retailer Iceland has announced that will be selling plastic-free chewing gum that is made from all-natural ingredients and is completely biodegradable.  The primary ingredient in...

Global brands join consortium to help boost PET recyclability

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Major brands have joined forces to help boost the recyclability of PET plastic products, with an aim to help make a circular...
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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...
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