Waitrose & Partners has revealed the projects it will be supporting with its unique £1 million grant fund designed to tackle plastic pollution. Plan Plastic - The Million Pound Challenge will award money, over one year, to projects that can
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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?
Holland & Barrett has today announced a complete ban on the sale of all wet wipe products from its 800 UK and Ireland stores, with all wet wipe products and variants replaced by environmentally friendly and sustainable alternatives by end of September 201å9.
Packaging compliance scheme Valpak has published a report on a collaborative alternative to the government’s current options for extended producer responsibility (EPR) reform.
Packaging compliance scheme Valpak, which was recently acquired by outsourced recycling services company Reconomy, is to join world-renowned scientists in a unique expedition to clean up 10 tonnes of plastic and assess the impact of litter on a Pacific island
With the right information, Oatly believes people can make better food and drink choices to help reduce their climate impact. In fact, a requirement to show a food product’s climate footprint isn’t so different from the rules governing the labelling
Leerdammer, the UK’s No.1 branded cheese slice, has announced the launch of new 100% recyclable packaging for all Original and Light Slice Packs.
Lidl has announced that it is rolling out its ‘Too Good To Waste’ fruit and vegetable boxes across all of its stores in England, Scotland and Wales, following a successful, industry-first trial.
The John Lewis Partnership has announced it will reduce its operational greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 at the latest, without purchasing offsets, in line with the pathway set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to
The Midcounties Co-operative has launched a new initiative to help reduce single-use plastic.
Tetra Pak has launched the Tetra Classic Aseptic 65ml Cube package, offering an efficient packaging solution for dairy, juice and liquid food.
Kingfisher plc, the international home improvement company, today announces ambitious new targets to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its business, products and supply chains.
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.
Today, Iceland launches the first in-store reverse vending machine in Northern Ireland, as it looks to continue its efforts to reduce the impact of single use plastics on the environment.
The UK’s largest packaging compliance scheme, Valpak, is hosting a free, day-long seminar in Manchester to update industry on legislative shifts, design guidance, and best practice examples.
Halo, the new multi-temperature fresh produce handling facility at DP World London Gateway has officially pledged to save over 1.5 million kilos of CO2 during the course of its 2019 operations.
Kingfisher, the international home improvement company, today announces it will phase out three chemical groups from its own branded products by 2025, with an ambition to extend this to the rest of its supply chain. The move is part of
Soup brand, Crosse & Blackwell, has announced that it will be rebranding in January 2019, in a move set to invigorate the canned soup category. The rebrand features a new packaging design for each of the 15 soups in its
Marks & Spencer, the iconic UK high street retailer, has chosen to roll out Aerofoils, the Formula One-inspired energy saving device for open-fronted retail fridges from Aerofoil Energy.
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
Marks & Spencer today steps-up its commitment to reducing the amount of plastic it uses by launching over 90 lines of loose fruit and vegetables completely free of plastic packaging in a trial at its Tolworth store.
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).
Smurfit Kappa has taken the next step forward in its sustainability journey by rolling out an ambitious new set of goals.
Paper-based packaging provider Smurfit Kappa is celebrating the first annual European Paper Bag day at its Sangüesa Paper Mill in Spain, to promote the use of paper carrier bags as an alternative to plastic bags. The milestone day was created by