Aldi, Britain’s fifth largest supermarket, has launched new initiatives to reduce the volume of plastic bags sold in its stores and to provide reusable and recyclable alternatives.
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From Fairtrade chocolate to flowers, wine, ice cream and coffee – big name retailers and companies across the UK and Ireland continue to embrace Fairtrade, boosting funds for Fairtrade programmes for communities in the Global South.
The UK's favourite parcel delivery company DPD has confirmed it will take delivery of 300 new electric Nissan e-NV200 vans by May 2020, in what is believed to be the largest single UK commercial EV van order to date.
Selfridges has pledged to remove all plastic-based cosmetic glitter from sale in its Beauty Halls by January 2021 as part of its central Buying Better, Inspiring Change strategy. This is the department store’s latest commitment to driving positive change by
AF Blakemore is the latest convenience store retailer to trial the food waste fighting app, Too Good to Go.
Aldi is scrapping all plastic applicators from its own-brand tampons, saving over 14 tonnes of plastic a year.
Graze, the UK’s number one healthy snacking brand, has committed to reducing plastic packaging by 80% in the next two years.
Debenhams, has launched a new sustainability programme with ambitious targets as it aims to set new benchmarks for UK department store retailing in the 2020s. The new targets build on the progress made by Debenhams in the last year. In 2019,
As a result of its constant research into innovative solutions with a low environmental impact, Moncler introduces a BIO-based and carbon neutral down jacket made with plant-based fabrics and accessories.
AF Blakemore becomes first convenience retailer to join Refill campaign to help reduce plastic waste
AF Blakemore & Son has become the first convenience retailer to join the Refill campaign to help reduce plastic waste.
The UK’s biggest retailer, Tesco will be now be using only biodegradable glitter on their plant and flower ranges.
Change is coming to the world of air travel. In just over three weeks’ time, plastic cutlery, drinking straws, take-away food packaging and polythene bags will start to disappear from cafés, restaurants and shops at
Today, pioneering social enterprise and ethical water company, Belu, has announced that it will become the first water company in the UK to make 100% of its plastic bottles from 100% recycled plastic bottles.
Smurfit Kappa has been named a founding member of a new industry alliance to boost the contribution of paper-based packaging in a circular and sustainable economy.
Plastic from bottled water is soaring, as UK supermarkets reveal they sold more than one billion plastic water bottles in 2018.
Smurfit Kappa unveils innovative packaging portfolio to replace single-use plastics in beverage packs
Smurfit Kappa has launched a portfolio of sustainable packaging solutions for bundling canned and bottled beverages. The innovative new corrugated range eliminates the need for single-use plastic and is 100% recyclable, renewable and biodegradable.
With just 10shopping days left until Christmas, Boots has announced that they have removed 149 tonnes of plastic from their own-brand gift ranges this year, which is the equivalent to 11 double decker buses.
High-street chains and retailers including LEON, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Waitrose and Morrisons join innovative pilot to tackle single-use plastic
Plastic pollution campaigning organisation, City to Sea has announced the launch of an ambitious pilot with retailers, independents and high-street chains including LEON, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Pret, Morrisons, ASDA and Waitrose to champion refillable solutions in a bid to cut
Dutch supermarkets have joined forces to ensure a living wage for banana workers in the international production chain. The partnering retailers aim is to reduce the gap between the currently paid wages and the living wage for their entire banana
Aldi, Britain’s fifth largest supermarket, is trialling reusable bags for loose fruit and vegetables as part of its efforts to cut single-use plastics.
Dwain McDonald, CEO of the UK's No.1 domestic parcels carrier DPD, is calling on vehicle manufacturers, energy providers, national and local Government to start working together now to reduce emissions and congestion for the benefit of current and future generations.
Spar band is launching a range of eight fish products, sourced in Scotland.
Winnow, the technology company behind Winnow Vision, the artificial intelligence tool helping chefs cut food waste in half, is announcing the completion of its series B round of funding at a total of $12m. This follows a recent $8m loan
Online wine retailer Laithwaites wanted to improve the protection performance of its packaging while also eradicating plastic from its portfolio. The company turned to packaging experts DS Smith to ensure these ambitious targets were realised.
For the first time UK coffee drinkers will be able to enjoy Fairtrade coffee from the Indonesian island of Java, an origin that is ubiquitous with quality, as it launches exclusively in Waitrose & Partners from today, 10 October 2019.