NextGen

Winners of NextGen cup challenge announced

The NextGen Consortium, organised by Closed Loop Partners, has announced the winners of an open-sourced, global innovation challenge to redesign the fibre...
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...

Litter from takeaway packaging is the consumer’s responsibility finds survey

A YouGov survey commissioned by waste management firm FCC found that 68% of participants said the individual consumer has the main responsibility for...

Plastic-free Trust Mark on packaging to appear in supermarkets this month

The world’s first plastic-free Trust Mark will be implemented into supermarkets this month, with the aim of helping consumers know which products are placed in environmentally-friendly packaging.   Iceland will be...

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...
Danone

Danone and Loop Industries sign supply agreement

Technology firm Loop Industries has announced that it has completed a multi-year supply agreement with food and beverage firm Danone.  
bags

Co-op switch to compostable carrier bags

Retailer Co-op has announced that it is phasing out single-use plastic and switching its carrier bags for a compostable alternative.   This move is part of...
clothes

Landsec launch textile recycling scheme

Commercial property firm Landsec has announced that it is launching a recycling scheme for used clothes at Westgate, Oxford where customers will...
waitrose

Waitrose to phase out glitter by 2020

Retailer Waitrose has pledged to make its own label cards, wrap, crackers, tags, flowers and plants glitter-free by Christmas 2020 or it will use an...
Lucozade

Lucozade sport to trial plastic-free, edible product at running events

Drinks company Lucozade Ribena Suntory has joined forces with materials engineering firm Skipping Rocks Lab to trial the Ooho! product at running events from September.  The Oohos are made...
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