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
Articles in category: Sustainability Time
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?
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.
Smurfit Kappa has worked with a well-known Belgian specialty brewer to produce a sustainable packaging concept that eliminated the need for shrink film.
As Chocolate Week fast approaches, two brands committed to the Fairtrade mission have joined forces to offer a mouth-wateringly tasty treat. FAIR. Drinks and Divine Chocolate have partnered up to create unique cocktails with a chocolate twist which combine FAIR’s
Nutricare, a Certified B Corp, has been recognised as Best For The World honouree in recognition of its sustainability movement and environmental achievements in business.
In-line with its ongoing commitment to ‘use less and recycle more’, and ahead of National Recycle Week (September 23 – 29), Asda is announcing the move of its range of Extra Special Aberdeen Angus Steaks into recyclable cardboard trays.
THE Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has expressed concern over the Scottish Government’s draft Deposit and Return Scheme for Scotland Regulations 2020’s lack of recognition of the “substantial additional costs” that its members’ businesses will incur.
The Scottish Wholesale Association shares the concerns raised by British Glass in its open letter to Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, around the inclusion of glass within the Scottish deposit return scheme (DRS).
Retailers who need to send wine bottles through the post can now do this both safely and in an environmentally friendly way thanks to Flexi-Hex®, an innovative 100% plastic free packaging system being launched today by Macfarlane Packaging, the UK’s
Smurfit Kappa has seen a marked increase in the number of companies seeking sustainable packaging alternatives for fresh fruit and vegetables.
Tesco has listed Percol’s sustainably packed, plastic free ground coffee in an effort to combat the 100 million non-recyclable plastic packs used within the coffee industry each year.
James Beard of Valpak, which sponsored an Explorers Club Flag Expedition that bagged six tonnes of waste from the most densely-polluted beach in the world, has concluded that prevention is the only viable option to halt the tide of marine
New insights into the scale of surplus and food waste on UK farms will help drive forward work on their root causes at a key stage in the supply chain, and help more food reach its intended market. Research by