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16 May 2017

Tesco outlines food waste tonnages

Supermarket giant Tesco produced a total of 46,684 tonnes of food waste across its UK operations including stores and distribution centres in 2016/17 – figures published yesterday (15 May) have suggested.


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20 April 2017

Awards for Excellence 2017 finalists announced


The list of finalists for the 2017 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management has been unveiled, with businesses, community organisations and councils all in the running for accolades. Winners will be announced at a ...

10 April 2017

Sainsbury’s issues reminder over clothing banks


Supermarket retail chain Sainsbury’s is reminding shoppers of the presence of charity banks for used-clothing at 340 of its stores, ahead of what it claims is a peak time for consumers to get rid of clothing. Sainsbury’s ...

Gatwick 24 March 2017

DHL and Gatwick open biomass waste plant


Logistics firm DHL has formally opened a £3.8 million biomass burning facility at Gatwick Airport – which it is claimed is the ‘first of its kind in the world’ to treat Category 1 waste from international flights. Catering ...

9 March 2017

News in Brief (09/03/2017)


With news on: BMRA scrap laws response; CIWM consumer report, and; eight join ECAP board.

27 February 2017

Retailers urged to tackle food waste via labelling


Retailers could reduce an estimated 350,000 tonnes of avoidable household food waste per year via changes to packaging and ‘Use By’ dates, a survey by WRAP has claimed today (27 February). The Retailer Survey – which is used...

23 February 2017

Mixed views over deposit scheme benefits


Council recycling officers and retailers have spoken out against the introduction of a deposit return scheme for drinks bottles or cans in the UK, following renewed calls for a review of the initiative. Deposit return schemes (DRS...

16 February 2017

Ikea launches kitchen range using recycled plastic bottles


Plastic bottles recycled from households in Japan are being used in a kitchen range sold by the household goods and furniture giant Ikea. The company’s Kungsbacka kitchen range, which is available in Ikea stores from this month ...

20 January 2017

Procter & Gamble unveils beach plastic shampoo bottle


Consumer goods firm Procter & Gamble – manufacturer of the Head & Shoulders shampoo brand – has announced the production of a recyclable shampoo bottle made from up to 25% recycled plastic collected from beaches. The ...

19 January 2017

MPs question retailers over food waste action


Representative of four major supermarkets were questioned by MPs yesterday (18 January) over their efforts to tackle food waste. Officials from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s and Waitrose ...