Taking place between 19th – 25th September, Recycle Week 2022 will inspire people to Get Real to improve recycling, tackling myths around recycling – such as ‘wishcycling’ and reducing resident confusion. Now in its nineteenth year, Recycle Week, is the nation’s biggest annual celebration of recycling.
A major new platform to help reduce food waste is currently being trialled by several of the UK’s leading brands. Founding partners Co-op and Microsoft, supported by others, have created Caboodle, a not-for-profit digital platform enabling supermarkets, cafés and restaurants to connect with community groups and volunteers to redistribute surplus food.
Immediate delivery platform Gopuff has announced its new partnership with Morrisons. David Potts, Chief Executive, Morrisons said “Gopuff is an acknowledged leader and innovator in rapid delivery and this partnership will enable us to deliver a very strong range of Morrisons fresh food and customer favourites to front doors across the UK in a matter of minutes.”
Westpak are proud to be a ‘Smarrt Supporter’ of the Rapid Relief Team’s ‘Operation 322’, Delivering Aid to Ukraine
The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) is a charity offering tangible support and resources to humanitarian crises. As a reposes to the situation in Ukraine, the organisation has launched what it called ‘Operation 322’ with the purpose of delivering essential supplies to those displaced by the crisis.
The last few years have been hugely significant for veganism in the UK with many of the nation’s largest and best-known fast food franchises offering vegan menu items for the first time. For many, this was seen as the quick-service-industry’s first mainstream exploration into veganism with many chains heavily promoting their new plant-based menu items.
Britain’s managed restaurant and pub groups’ delivery and takeaway sales continue to run at more than twice the level seen before COVID-19, the CGA & Slerp Hospitality at Home Tracker reveals—but trading has dipped from the peaks of early 2021.
Environmental charity WRAP has delivered the first ‘Food Waste Action Week’ through their well-known Love Food Hate Waste. UK households produce around 70 per cent of the UK’s 9.5 million tonnes of food waste every year.
Tesco has announced it is trialling an innovative plant-based protection that keeps fruit fresh for up to twice as long. ‘Apeel’, is a plant-based protection used on fruit and veg to slow down spoilage rate and maintain freshness for longer – which also helps reduce food waste.
Sainsbury’s has announced plans to transform its eat-in, takeaway and home delivery food and drink offer. The move follows a successful trial of a new food hall format called ‘The Restaurant Hub’ at one of its key stores. In partnership with Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG), ‘The Restaurant Hub’ offers eat-in, takeaway and home-delivered hot food and drink from various popular brands.
As part of a new sustainability initiative, Morrisons has announced that it is introducing new ‘rentable’ boxes on its Salad Bar in key trial stores. It has also announced the removal of plastic cutlery from all its stores. The scheme known as ‘Refill a Box’ is the first of its kind to be trialled by a UK supermarket. The boxes will replace the supermarket’s current large salad boxes and are designed to be used 400 times.