Tesco removes two billion pieces of plastic from its business
Tesco has confirmed it has now removed more than two billion pieces of plastic from its UK business since the launch of its 4Rs packaging strategy in 2019 (‘Remove, Reduce, Re-use, Recycle’). In the last 12 months, the supermarket has identified and removed 500 million pieces of unnecessary plastic.
Asda revamps refill proposition
Asda first introduced refill two years ago and has since been testing and learning, working with customers to find what most appeals to them. Asda has partnered with WRAP and Unilever, with funding from Innovate UK, to find out customer barriers to participation, so it could look at ways it can increase participation.
Wrap highlights Christmas household food waste
Climate action NGO WRAP is using the run up to Christmas to help avoid food going to waste through its Love Food Hate Waste and Recycle Now campaigns.
Aldi rolls out soft plastic collection points to all stores
Aldi has announced the rolling out of soft plastic recycling bins across almost all its UK stores. Following a successful trial last year, the move means customers can return all types of clean, soft plastic packaging.
WRAP shows G7 how to save 0.8 billion tonnes of CO2eq emissions with greater focus on consumption-based emissions
Global climate action NGO WRAP has produced a report for the G7 in support of the seismic shift in international strategies tackling greenhouse gas emissions expected to take place soon, and to help address the massive volume of greenhouse gases linked to ‘consumption’ currently passing unchecked into the atmosphere every year. With G7 countries controlling […]
WRAP announces Food Waste Action Week 2023
WRAP’s food waste campaign Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW), announces third annual Food Waste Action Week (FWAW) – the UK’s largest food waste behaviour change campaign aiming to cut household food waste, slash food shopping bills and save the planet.
Recycle Now launches theme for Recycle Week 2022
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.
Major brands to launch new platform to tackle food waste
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.
Gopuff and Morrisons launch delivery partnership
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.