food

New food waste Roadmap adopted by UK food industry 

The UK’s biggest retailers, food producers, manufacturers and hospitality and food service companies have commitment to a new “Food Waste Reduction Roadmap”.  Developed by retail research...
Iceland

Iceland stop selling bananas in plastic packaging

Retailer Iceland has said that it will stop selling bananas in plastic packaging and is calling for other supermarkets to follow, according to Sky News.  Iceland...
plastic bag

Levy on plastic bags could double

Ministers are considering doubling the 5p levy on plastic bags and making this a compulsory measure for all shops, according to The Guardian. The Prime Minister is reportedly...
Ben & Jerry's

Ben & Jerry’s to phase-out the use of single-use plastics in over 600 stores 

Ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s has announced plans to eliminate the use of single-use plastics and is pledging to stop offering...

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. 
OPRL

Alupro becomes an OPRL guarantor

Aluminium recycling organisation Alupro is joining the list of guarantors of the OPRL packaging labelling scheme. Alupro will represent...
clothes

New report calls on Government to introduce ‘penny tax’ on clothes 

The Environmental Audit Committee has called on the Government in a new report to make fashion retailers introduce a one penny producer responsibility tax on...

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,...
CRUK

Volume of carpet waste diverted from landfill increased in 2018

According to Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK), the volume of carpet waste diverted from landfill in the UK has shown a modest increase with...
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...
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