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M&S Launches Innovation Hub To Develop Plant-Based Foods & Plastic-Free Packaging Solutions

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British retailer M&S will be opening an Innovation Hub to house its new “specialist team” focused on developing food solutions, including plant-based proteins and...

Lifestyle Packaging launches innovative range of biodegradable VMS jars

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The New Development Team at Lifestyle Packaging, based in East Yorkshire UK, has created an innovative range of fully biodegradable plastic containers for vitamins,...

UK to help India to lead the way for Asia with new Plastics Pact

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UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and WRAP are collaborating to develop a Plastics Pact in India, aimed at enhancing ‘knowledge exchange’ between the UK...

Sustainable packaging for a natural beauty industry

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Cosmetics products come in all shapes and sizes. From face moisturizer and serum, to hair gel and toothpaste, the industry is expansive. Back in...
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Arjowiggins answers demand for sustainable packaging

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As part of its mission to help food brand owners and retailers create a circular economy society, world-renowned paper manufacturer Arjowiggins has launched Sylvicta...

Beauty Kitchen teams with Unilever for Asda Refill Stations

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Asda’s Middleton supermarket in Leeds has been relaunched as a pioneering flagship sustainability store featuring a Refill Zone supported by Beauty Kitchen and Unilever. Unilever...

Asda Opens Sustainability Store To Save 1 Million Pieces Of Plastic A Year

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Major supermarket Asda has launched a sustainability trial store as part of its new plastics reduction strategy. The retailer has vowed that customers will not...

The new plastic-eating ‘super enzyme’ signalling hope for recycling

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In 2016 a species of bacteria was identified at a Japanese waste site as having the natural ability to break down PET; now, a...

Faith in Nature makes switch to ocean-bound plastic bottles

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UK-based ethical beauty and personal care brand Faith In Nature says it is switching to ocean-bound plastic packaging across its core range.

Petition launched to ‘get reusables back on the menu’

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Plastic pollution campaign group City to Sea has launched a 38 Degrees petition “to get reusables back on the menu”. 

Thames suffering ‘high abundance of devastating’ plastic pollution – and the Covid crisis is...

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The River Thames has some of the highest recorded levels of microplastics anywhere in the world, according to a new studies by researchers at Royal Holloway, University of London. 

Reusable containers safe during Covid-19 pandemic, 100-strong group of scientists insist

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More than 100 scientists from around the world this week signed a statement to reassure the public that reusable containers are safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Unilever pledges €1bn to accelerate eco strategy, Greenpeace decries ‘empty PR exercise’

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Anglo-Dutch multinational Unilever has announced a series of new environmental measures and commitments designed, it says, to fight climate change, regenerate nature and preserve resources.

Contactless coffee: Better Food partners with City to Sea to revive reusables

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Bristol-based Better Food Company is partnering with plastic pollution non-profit City to Sea on a #ContactlessCoffee initiative that is enabling the organic, local and ethical retailer to create a safe way to revive the use of reusables. 

Plastic’s back: Industry uses pandemic fears to mount attack on zero-waste movement

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Public fear around the COVID-19 pandemic is helping the the plastics industry mount an attack against the zero-waste movement, US campaigners and commentators are warning.