Tesco To Launch UK’s Biggest Network Of Recycling Points For Soft Plastic

Tesco Soft Plastics Recycling Point

Tesco has begun rolling out soft plastic recycling points to 171 stores in the South West of England and Wales with plans to roll out to all large stores nationwide. This will be the first time that the UK has had a network of collection points of this size dedicated to the collection of soft […]

HelloFresh Announces Sustainability Progress And Commits To Ambitious Targets

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HelloFresh has announced that it has exceeded its sustainability plans for 2020 and will further expand its efforts for 2021 and beyond. The recently published Sustainability Report 2020 highlights key achievements, in line with the “Sustainable Development Goals” defined by the United Nations. “In 2020, we offered our customers a safe, convenient way to source […]

Consumers Determined To Return To Restaurants, Pubs And Bars

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With less than a month to go before hospitality starts to resume trading, there are signs of a widespread determination amongst consumers to get back to restaurants, pubs and bars… even if it means sitting outside. That’s according to the latest research from CGA, a data and research consultancy for the ‘out-of-home’ food and drink […]

Great Expectations For Recycle Week 2021

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Following the overwhelming success of the UK’s inaugural Food Waste Action Week, WRAP has announced the names of the first corporate donors for its other huge week of environmental action – Recycle Week 2021. The first donors include several major retailers and household brands who have committed to supporting Recycle Week. Co-op, Coca-Cola Great Britain, […]

How Will Packaging Change With ‘the Return To Normality’?

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Much has been discussed about the inevitable changes in consumer behaviour during the Coronavirus pandemic and how this has affected the food packaging industry. But with the vaccine roll-out well underway and with dates provisionally marked in for the removal of lockdown measures, how will food packaging need to adapt to a ‘return to normality’? […]

Innovation Through Continuous Improvement

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At Westpak, innovation remains one of the core guiding values of the business, influencing all aspects of our operations and product ranges. Large, milestone product innovations are clear to see, but innovation also runs through our wider product range through a process of continuous refinement and enhancement. The stimulus for these improvements can be guided […]

Waitrose Cracks Down On Easter Egg Packaging And Reduces Plastic By Almost Half

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Waitrose has announced that it will take a further step in eliminating unnecessary packaging by almost halving the single-use plastic on all its own brand Easter eggs and confectionery. Thousands of own brand Easter eggs arriving on shelves this month will have their plastic packaging reduced by 44%. Card packaging across the range has also […]

Aldi Scraps 2 Million Pieces Of Plastic From Its Easter Range

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Aldi has announced that it will be making Easter greener this year by removing 2 million pieces of throwaway plastic from its seasonal confectionery range. To accommodate this change, the supermarket is giving some of its Easter eggs a square-shaped bottom, removing the need for supportive inner plastic packaging and thus eliminating the need for […]

Tesco Makes Commitments To Support Healthy, Sustainable Diets

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Tesco has set out new plans to help customers eat more healthily. The supermarket’s plans between now and 2025 will include changes to promotions and pricing and a further expansion of their plant-based ranges. Progress against these plans will be reported publicly, underpinned by new targets to increase the proportion of sales of healthy food, […]

Sainsbury’s Unveils New Slogan And Is Named Principal Supermarket Partner Of Cop26

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Later this year, Sainsbury’s will be retiring its familiar ‘Live Well for Less’ brand slogan and launch its new mission on ‘Helping Everyone Eat Better’. The new strap-line will be part of the supermarket’s drive to highlight that delicious food can be healthy, sustainable and affordable for its customers. Additionally, the retailer has also been […]