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Current business environment, consumer sentiment remain volatile but cautiously optimistic about future: Marico

Homegrown FMCG major Marico Ltd on Friday said the current business environment and consumer sentiment remain volatile but it remains cautiously optimistic about the future, which however will depend on the extent of the spread of COVID-19 in India and overseas and the response to it. According to a PTI report: Sharing a quarterly update, …

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Pinterest pinners are increasingly becoming ‘Conscious Consumers’ as it finds environment top of the agenda

Pinterest Mobile AdobeStock_286819517_Editorial_Use_Only.jpeg More evidence that shoppers are changing how they shop, what they buy and who they buy it from comes from Pinterest this week, which has assessed what its shoppers are doing – and finds that conscious consumption is growing rapidly.   Conscious consumption was a key trend highlighted in this year’s Pinterest …

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EU urged to adopt meat tax to tackle climate emergency | Environment

A “sustainability charge” on meat to cover its environmental damage could raise billions to help farmers and consumers produce and eat better food, according to a report. The levy, which would increase the price of a steak by about 25%, would be phased in over the next decade. The report focuses on EU countries and …

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Tesco’s plastics purge: what took so long and is it enough? | Environment

Tesco is to remove 67m pieces of plastic from its shelves from March by doing away with the plastic wraps commonplace on multibuy packs of tins. It sounds like a huge amount, but is still only a small proportion of the 1bn pieces of plastic that the chain has pledged to remove this year. Campaigners …

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Small steps towards a plastic-free world | Letters | Environment

Re John Vidal’s article (The solution to the plastic waste crisis? It’s not recycling, Journal, 15 January), after his earlier article on plastic (The plastic polluters won 2019 – and we’re running out of time to stop them, 2 January) I pledged not to buy any plastic for a week. This was eye-opening, as my …

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The plastic polluters won 2019 – and we’re running out of time to stop them | Environment

The beach at Muncar on the island of Java was revolting. The 400-yard wide, mile-long stretch of sand was feet deep in foul-smelling sauce sachets, shopping bags, nappies, bottles and bags, plastic clothes and detergent bottles. Bulldozers had cleared away and buried some of the huge mat of plastic and sand two years ago, but …

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Five to cherish: fashion looks to go for in the sales | Fashion

The sale is dead, long live the sale. Thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it seems post–Christmas sales no longer hold the sense of anticipation they once did with many shoppers choosing to eschew them altogether. When it comes to fashion many are turning to buying secondhand – where lower prices come with the …

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Dreaming of a green, gift-free Christmas | Brief letters | Life and style

My husband is dying of cancer. In the 40 years-plus of our marriage we have done so many lovely holiday journeys together, by road, by rail, by ferry (rarely by air). I’m trying to hold my life together. Then I read Joe Hammond’s final article (Weekend, 14 December) and the last line broke me up: …

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UK will spend £2.4bn on Christmas clothes that barely get worn – survey | Fashion

Britons are poised to spend £2.4bn on new outfits for the Christmas party season this year – yet many items may be worn fewer than three times – a survey shows. After shelling out an average of £73.90 per person on partywear for the festive period, one in five people admit they won’t wear the …

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UK firms urge Brazil to stop Amazon deforestation for soy production | Environment

Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and the UK’s largest asset manager are among 87 major companies and investors who have written to Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, urging his government to stop further deforestation of the Amazon for soy production. The preservation of the Amazon rainforest, a vital sink for carbon dioxide, is widely considered by scientists …

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