Retail Wednesday 21 October 2020
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 ...


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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...

1 October 2019

Asda replaces black plastic in ready meal trays


Supermarket chain Asda has announced that it will move its own brand fresh ready meal range to coloured PET plastic packaging, replacing black plastic to aid recyclability. Launching nationwide from 3 November, 97 of Asda’s ...

26 September 2019

Recycle Week events and campaigns continue across UK


As Recycle Week 2019 continues, rounds up more events and campaigns from across the country. With news on: Cambridgeshire councils in contamination warning; Scotland highlights food waste recycling ...

24 September 2019

Tesco and WRAP push food waste reporting


Retailer Tesco is pushing for reporting of food waste by retailers and hospitality businesses to be made mandatory in order to meet United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Dave Lewis – chief executive of Tesco - ...