Marks & Spencer is taking action to prevent plastic waste from going to landfill by launching a new initiative, which will enable customers to bring back non-recyclable plastic packaging.
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Over the last year, packaging has been in the spotlight. Steve Gough, CEO of the UK’s largest compliance scheme, Valpak, updates readers on the latest on extended producer responsibility (EPR), plastics, and environmental compliance 2018 was a momentous year for
The annual task of completing the packaging data form can be a difficult and time consuming task. Valpak can help you complete the form, as well as assist with checking the data to ensure it is as accurate as reasonably
To mark National Recycling Week (11-18 November), Bidfood launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness in schools on how best to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic. The pioneering initiative – ‘Choose to Reuse’ – saw teams from nine of Bidfood’s depots, as
UK retail coffee brand Percol today announces it is the first coffee brand to receive the official Plastic Free Trust Mark from A Plastic Planet (APP).
There is currently more than 86 million metric tons of plastic in our oceans. IKEA wants to proactively prevent ocean plastic pollution and has decided to join the NextWave initiative, with focus on making use of plastic waste before it
Almost a quarter of consumers are still opening goods ordered online that are overpacked according to a survey by Macfarlane Packaging.
Macfarlane Packaging, the country’s leading supplier of protective packaging, is this week launching its annual “unboxing”* survey designed to provide retailers with valuable feedback from consumers on their experiences of opening and unpacking goods ordered online.
Nature’s Finest, the premium potted fruit brand is this week, launching additional on-pack messaging with new lid stickers.
Network Rail has today announced plans to tackle three significant environmental issues in the country’s biggest and busiest rail stations.
Smurfit Kappa, global provider of innovative Bag-in-Box packaging solutions, has produced its 4 billionth Vitop tap.
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
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
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
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
Chartman Group introduces drinks can recycling facilities at award-winning flagship petrol forecourt
The Chartman Group, with the support of recycling programme provider Every Can Counts, has introduced drinks can recycling facilities at its award-winning flagship petrol forecourt as part of a pilot scheme for the forecourt sector.
Paptic’s wood-based and recyclable “plastic bags” will be replacing traditional carrier bags at Seppälä and in The Body Shop stores in Finland starting in February 2016. The company’s eco-friendly new technology allows the production of a renewable fibre based material
Leading children’s food brand, Ella’s Kitchen is increasing its green credentials by launching ‘EllaCycle’, a scheme which aims to help mums and dads learn how they can recycle and reuse all the different types of Ella’s Kitchen packaging. Building on its TerraCycle
Clyde Shopping Centre in West Dunbartonshire is encouraging local businesses to follow its lead and boost their environmental performance in the year ahead by making a Resource Efficiency Pledge. Since making the Resource Efficiency Pledge, a free scheme that asks
New research released by Greenredeem, the company that rewards people for everyday green actions, shows that the majority of UK shoppers (51%) will look more favourably upon retailers if they offer recycling on-the-go facilities. Recycling facilities also offer retailers the huge potential
Finnish dairy producer, Valio, becomes the first company in the world to sell products to consumers in carton packaging made entirely from plant-based materials. Consumers are able to buy these packages at retail shops in Finland from this week.
Defra Minister, George Eustice MP, addresses Parliamentary event highlighting the Soft Drinks Sustainability Roadmap
The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA), which represents the soft drinks industry in the UK, held a Parliamentary event to highlight efforts to improve sustainability in the soft drinks sector. The Soft Drinks Roadmap was launched last year and aims
Kingfisher Group has appointed 2degrees, the global collaboration platform for sustainable business, to help drive the progress of its restorative Net Positive approach to business across its global operating companies. Mainstreaming sustainability into the heart of the business is a
Retail and leisure complex, Grand Central Stockport, celebrates waste management and recycling success
A leading retail, entertainment and leisure complex is celebrating the success of its waste management and recycling programme. Grand Central Stockport has gone from no recycling to more than 85% since B&M Waste Services was appointed to spearhead a major waste
Global innovation and collaboration were the big winners at last night’s 2degrees Champions Awards, as it showcased the companies and individuals pushing the boundaries of sustainable business. The awards – the only ones entirely voted for by industry peers –