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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.

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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, letsrecycle.com 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 - ...

13 September 2019

Sainsburys pledges to halve plastic packaging

 

Retailer Sainsbury’s today (13 September) announced what it described as “an ambitious new commitment to reduce plastic packaging by 50% by 2025”. This new target includes all branded food packaging, Sainsbury’s brand food...

10 September 2019

Ministers outline Scottish DRS legislation

 

Scottish ministers have published draft legislation for the establishment of the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in the country, with an expected start date of 1 April 2021. As previously reported, Scotland’s DRS plans centre on an...

2 September 2019

News in brief (02/09/19)

 

With news on: Gateshead tightens rules on HWRC permits; Iceland collects over 1m bottles with reverse vending machines; 75% of Britons 'don't repair' household appliances, and; MBA Polymers supports local recycling champion.

22 August 2019

Tesco in warning over ‘excessive’ packaging

 

Supermarket giant Tesco has warned suppliers that it may stop stocking products packaged in materials that are hard-to-recycle or cannot be recycled through current infrastructure. The announcement forms a part of the second phase...

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 ...

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 ...

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