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.

Is the economy threatening packaging sustainability?

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Consumers and businesses alike are in the middle of a storm of economic challenges with spiralling energy costs, increasing business production costs, weakened consumer spending and soaring inflation all taking their toll. This economic backdrop raises key questions for sustainable practices in the food & packaging industry and the broader consumer mindset. Will more environmentally […]

Tesco opens supply chain to innovative, sustainability start-ups

Tesco and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have launched a new accelerator programme aimed at pairing pioneering start-ups with Tesco suppliers, fast-tracking sustainability innovation in the supply chain to cut the environmental impact of food and support UK food security. ‘Innovation Connections’ will address a key barrier preventing promising sustainability innovations from being adopted at […]

Production-led innovation sparks opportunities for fresh produce packaging

The food packaging industry is a rapidly evolving landscape of continuous product innovation and sustainable technology. However, sometimes innovations at the point of food production itself can, in turn, spur innovation further up the supply-chain. Similarly, new technologies in fresh produce production and preservation can open new possibilities for existing packaging technology.

Morrisons Makes Salad Bars Greener by Introducing ‘Rentable Boxes’

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.

LIDL gives green light to leaf marque on UK fresh produce

Lidl GB has announced that it will see its entire British fresh produce supplier base achieving ‘LEAF Marque’ certification by the end of 2023. LEAF Marque is a leading global environmental assurance system, run by global farming organisation LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), recognising more sustainably-farmed products.

M&S helps customers to enjoy lower carbon diets

M&S is launching its Sparking Change National Challenge, inviting its customers to try a lower carbon diet. Available through its ‘Sparks’ loyalty reward scheme, participants will be supported with a range of resources designed to help them make delicious, and more sustainable meals from scratch. M&S will be providing ideas around incorporating more plant-based protein […]