Sainsbury’s rolls out largest flexible plastic packaging recycling system
Following a successful trial in the North East of England, Sainsbury’s has rolled out an innovative new recycling system to a total of 520 supermarkets allowing customers to recycle all flexible plastic packaging which is not commonly accepted for kerbside collection by local authorities.
M&S extends its refill trial initiative to 11 stores nationwide
M&S is announcing the extension of its popular packaging-free refillable grocery concept Fill Your Own to eight additional stores – bringing the offering to a total of 11 stores for customers across the country.
Asda to rollout refill zones to more stores
Asda is rolling out its refill proposition to four more stores by the end of the year as the next step on its journey to help customers reduce, reuse or recycle their supermarket packaging.
Waitrose ‘unpacks’ more products as demand for refillables grows
In response to a growing customer demand for refillables, Waitrose is launching more new products as part of their pioneering ‘Unpacked’ refillable concept, including loose tea for the first time.
Co-op announces plan to be world’s first supermarket to produce carbon neutral own-brand food and drink within five years
The Co-op has announced that it will be the first supermarket to sell fully carbon neutral own brand food and drink by 2025. The world-first move by a major supermarket is a radical part of an ambitious ten-point climate plan to achieve net zero carbon emission by 2040.
New OPRL refill labels offer consumer reassurance on reusable packaging
With brands and retailers increasingly offering refillable packaging as alternatives to single use models, OPRL, the resource efficiency labelling not-for-profit, is launching a new labelling range to support consumers in adopting new behaviours. The new labels make clear which refill system applies and where and how the packaging should be refilled. OPRL’s underpinning Rules will […]
ALDI to reduce waste plastic through new loose product trials
Aldi has launched a trial selling its first packaging-free products to help customers shop more sustainably. The trial is available at one store in Ulverston, Cumbria, but if successful, Aldi will look to develop its refillable options in other stores in the future. Four household staples – basmati rice, brown rice, penne pasta and wholewheat […]
Tesco To Launch UK’s Biggest Network Of Recycling Points For Soft Plastic
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 […]
Asda Trials Vegan Butcher Concept As Plant-based Eating Grows In Popularity
ASDA has recently announced a partnership with vegan concept creator, Kbox Global, to trial a supermarket vegan butcher counter named ‘Veelicious’. Situated at the supermarket’s Watford store, the counter will open in early 2021 on a six-month trial period to coincide with this year’s Veganuary. The service will offer a consistent vegan offering including ‘facon’, […]