Consumer interest in ecological, ethical and health issues related to packaging is becoming mainstream. Mintel consultant Richard Cope explains how all brands and manufacturers need to respond to avoid reputational damage and build trust with their customers
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Sustainability time, read about the who and how: what are retailers doing to address environmental and social challenges they face, what help are they getting to implement good practice initiatives?
Smurfit Kappa’s pioneering MB12 carton is now available for primary packaging. The food-safe MB12 packaging helps customers to eliminate mineral oil migration with a sustainable solution. The Smurfit Kappa MB12 technology is designed to prevent the migration of mineral oil into
Corona and Parley for the Oceans launch creative fundraising platform ‘Clean Waves’ to fight marine plastic pollution
Today, Corona and Parley for the Oceans announce the evolution of their partnership: Clean Waves, a creative fundraising platform aimed at boosting the use eco innovative materials in fashion and industrial design. The first product launched, sunglasses, are made from
Camira will be showing Blazer at Clerkenwell Design Week 22-24 May, 2018 through a conceptual installation in our showroom, and telling the story of how this beautiful fabric is made starting with the wool fibre from sheep through to the
Smurfit Kappa has achieved a 26% reduction in CO2 emissions three years ahead of time, according to its annual Sustainable Development Report, which was published today. The packaging leader had set an ambitious target to reduce the relative total fossil
At Microsoft’s Build conference in Seattle, Starbucks took the stage to share how they’re innovating with Microsoft to help them create exceptional experiences – in the cloud and in the store – and enable partners (employees) to spend more time
Three small independent businesses from Greater Manchester and Cheshire have set up shop as part of a series of pop up retail and leisure outlets being introduced by Bruntwood.
British Airways is partnering with British specialty roaster, Union Hand-Roasted Coffee, to provide customers with great tasting coffee in the air and on the ground.
The world’s first rosemary extract drink, No1 Rosemary Water will be available in selected Waitrose stores across London and the UK from May 2018.
Steve Malkin, founder of The Planet Mark, welcomes the Government's plan to introduce a national plastic bottle and can deposit return scheme to crack down on our mounting plastic waste problem
B Corp, a global movement of pioneering companies that are using their business as a force for good, has revealed the first evidence that certified B Corps in the UK are experiencing disproportionate rates of growth, whilst also focusing on
While the public have long known about the health benefits of cycling – including promoting better mental health and assisting with weight loss – a recent study has also found riding a bicycle could actually save lives. As a green
Kellogg’s UK charges up as it pledges to ensure 100 per cent of its electricity consumption will be from renewable sources by 2050. Kellogg’s UK charges up as it pledges to ensure 100% of its electricity consumption will be from renewable
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics has launched new in-store sustainable packaging as part of its commitment to using materials that can either be reused, recycled or composted. The company has collaborated with James Cropper 3D Products to create a bespoke piece of
Railway station coffee recycling scheme receives national recognition at prestigious green business awards
An innovative coffee recycling partnership between Network Rail and bio-bean, which has prevented an estimated 5,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere since April 2015, has received national recognition at the UK’s most prestigious green business awards. Last week, the
2016 was a remarkable year for the welfare of laying hens as many of the world’s most influential food companies made a wave of cage free commitments which spread from the US, to Europe and the UK, crossing all sectors
Multi-national clothing retail company, H&M, and US-based LED lighting manufacturer, Cree, have become the latest companies to join EP100, pledging to double their energy productivity. The announcement was made today at the 2017 Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global) in Washington
The Midcounties Co-operative has announced a that its saved a collective 1,500 tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2016 – the equivalent of taking 294 cars off the road – thanks to its sustainability initiatives. The Society, which operates more than 500
The UK’s biggest manufacturer of own-brand toilet and paper products has cut the number of unnecessary journeys from its supply chain by a staggering 50,000 miles per year, as part of a war on waste (WoW) partnership with Pooling Partners.
Young’s Seafood boosts dedication to sustainability through partnership with integrated pallet provider
The UK’s leading seafood manufacturer has renewed a strategic partnership to increase movements of its household name products, while at the same time improving supply chain efficiency, reducing waste and further enhancing its dedication to environmental sustainability. Young’s Seafood Ltd has
Nearly a quarter of adults never think about who produces their food and drink, Fairtrade Foundation reports
Tea, and increasingly coffee, is firmly entrenched in the British way of life, with more than 60 billion cups drunk each year in the UK. But a new poll reveals that not enough people are making the unconscious link between
Coop Switzerland, Marks & Spencer, Migros and Waitrose show leadership on farm animal welfare, reports shows
Retailers continue to be the strongest performing sector in the UK when it comes to managing and reporting their farm animal welfare policies and practices, according to the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report published today (23
Unilever today committed to ensuring that all of its plastic packaging is fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 as it called on the entire fast-moving consumer goods industry to accelerate progress towards the circular economy.
Simply Cups, the UK’s ONLY workable cup recycling scheme, has entered into a relationship with Smart Planet Technologies (SPT) to recover and recycle the ground-breaking ‘reCUP’ hot beverage paper cup that can be recycled at traditional paper mills.
The 2016 Sustainable Retail Summit of The Consumer Goods Forum has come to a close. This year’s first-ever edition, taking place in Paris, delivered on its promise to inspire and inform. 240 delegates from 27 countries left equipped with the