Retail Tuesday 20 August 2019
20 August 2019

Co-op calls for quicker council action on food waste

Supermarket chain, the Co-op, has urged English local authorities to speed up the roll-out of food waste collections and to accept compostable bags as part of the service. In a statement issued on Saturday, August 17, the Co-op ...

WELCOME TO LETSRECYCLE.COM

With latest news in retail and past stories.

Please use the News archive below to select a date.

NEWS ARCHIVE

7 August 2019

Plastic water bottle alternatives ‘still harm the environment’

 

Campaign group and thinktank Green Alliance has warned of the potential environmental harm that can be caused by moving from plastic water bottles to alternatives such as cans and cartons, writes Lucy Lewin.  The organisation ...

6 August 2019

News in brief (06/08/2019)

 

With news on: Sainsbury's removes black plastic; Coffee cups used in greetings card range; council thanks residents for recycling; single-use bags slashed after 5p charge. Reporting by Lucy Lewin.

4 June 2019

Waitrose launches ‘packaging-free’ trial

 

Waitrose & Partners has today (June 4) launched the first large-scale ‘packaging-free’ trial of its kind at one of its stores. In a bid to cut single-use plastic and packaging waste, the retailer has taken hundreds of ...

15 March 2019

Veolia and Leon team up for DRS machine

 

Veolia has teamed up with the restaurant chain Leon to unveil a reverse vending machine which accepts plastics bottles and aluminium cans at its King’s Cross branch in London. The machine has been launched as part of a pilot ...

28 January 2019

Iceland extends DRS trial to Northern Ireland

 

Food retailer Iceland has extended its in-store deposit return scheme trial for drinks packaging, launching what it has described as Northern Ireland’s first reverse vending machine in its Belfast store. The frozen food ...

25 January 2019

Coffey offers reassurance on council waste funding

 

Resources minister Thérèse Coffey has responded to concerns that measures outlined in Defra’s Resources and Waste Strategy, such as a deposit return scheme, will negatively impact council recycling income. The minister’s ...

24 January 2019

TerraCycle unveils ‘Loop’ shopping platform  

 

A partnership between some of the largest consumer product companies, along with international recycling firm TerraCycle, today (24 January) unveiled a global shopping system and reuse model, called Loop. Announced at the World ...

16 January 2019

M&S trials ‘plastic free’ fruit & veg aisles

 

Leading retailer Marks & Spencer has launched a three-month trial of over 90 lines of loose fruit and vegetables free of plastic packaging. Starting today (16 January), the trial at the store the retailer’s store in Tolworth...

2 January 2019

Deposit return scheme trials move forward

 

Two trials of deposit return schemes are taking steps forward following the release of details on Defra’s proposals for a UK scheme in its Waste Strategy published last month. Iceland Today, retailer Iceland has reported...