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30 April 2021

Initiatives launched to remove 2,400 tonnes of plastic

Supermarket chains Sainsbury’s and the Co-operative have both announced initiatives which will removing more than 1,000 tonnes of plastic from use. But, the Co-op is to replace its bag with 'compostable' bags, which themselves remain a ...


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22 February 2021

Sainsbury’s trials in-store film take-back


Sainsbury’s has launched a trial system whereby customers can recycle polypropylene (PP) film in-store in 63 branches across the North East.  The supermarket chain will partner with Leicestershire-based Eurokey Recycling, which...

15 December 2020

News in brief (15/12/20)


With news on: Kiverco builds waste recovery plant for Roberts Waste; Casepak celebrates 50 years in the sector; Richard VanDeusen named president of Harris Waste Management; and, Boots and No7 scheme recycles over a tonne of plastic. 

31 August 2020

Plastic bag charge to be extended


Defra said today (31 August) it would be stepping up its "war on plastic" by extending the plastic carrier bag charge to all retailers from April 2021. Following a public consultation last year, the government is ...

20 July 2020

Ramco helps All Bar One group reuse equipment


Ramco Food Services, which specialises in the management of surplus catering equipment, has unveiled a “pioneering reuse initiative”, which aims to divert numerous pieces of catering equipment for reuse. The Skegness-based ...

13 July 2020

Aldi announces plastic reduction measures


Supermarket chain Aldi has announced a five-year plan to remove 74,000 tonnes of plastic packaging used across its business. The commitment aims to reduce the volume of plastic packaging used by 50% by 2025, which the supermarket ...

15 May 2020

Concerns raised over Scotland’s DRS


The decision by the Scottish Government to pass deposit return scheme (DRS) regulations on Wednesday (13 May) has been met with disappointment from some retailers and recyclers. From July 2022, a 20p deposit will apply each time a...

28 January 2020

Sainsbury’s to ‘increase recycling’ to cut carbon


Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has today (28 January) outlined a series of pledges to increase recycling and reduce food waste, as part of a £1 billion fund to be carbon neutral by 2040. The company explained that it will use ...

14 January 2020

OPRL plays down ‘risks’ of new label


The On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) has leapt to the defence of its simplified recycling label following concerns that the scheme could discourage recycling and increase contamination. In December, the not-for profit body announced...

9 October 2019

Oxfam reports positive response to ‘superstore’


Charity Oxfam has reported “incredibly positive” results from its secondhand store and ASDA has cited success in selling surplus or secondhand items. Oxfam opened its first ever ‘superstore’ charity shop in Oxford on 7...