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Plastic bag levy to be doubled & extended to all retailers

The 5p levy on plastic bags was introduced in England in 2015. // From April 2021, plastic bag levy will be doubled and extended to all retailers // Small retailers – those employing 250 people or fewer – no longer exempt // The minimum charge for single use carrier bags will increase to 10p The …

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Sustainable Focus: The return to plastic after Covid

Welcome to this column within our broader sustainability section which focuses on what retail is doing to address the issues in its industry.  Today an analysis of the role of plastic in the Covid 19 crisis brought to you by Retail Insider with Clipper and Give Back Box In the past few years, really positive moves have …

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Amazon India eliminates single-use plastic in packaging

Amazon India announced on Monday it has eliminated all single-use plastic in packaging originating from its 50-plus fulfilment centres in the country. In September 2019, the company had pledged to meet this goal in an accelerated time frame by June this year, it said in a statement. The first milestone towards this goal was achieved …

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Amazon India scraps single-use plastic in packaging across centers, Retail News, ET Retail

BENGALURU: The Indian unit of Amazon.com Inc has eliminated all single-use plastic in its packaging across fulfillment centers in the country, in line with its target to weed out the packaging material by June, the e-commerce giant said on Monday. The company said in addition to replacing packaging materials such as bubble wraps and air …

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Plastic waste surges as restaurants use more disposable packaging

A woman wearing a face mask and a plastic bag pulls a cart loaded with bags of recyclables through the streets of Lower Manhattan during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (which causes COVID-19) on April 16, 2020 in New York City. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images As the country re-opens after months …

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Plastic ban hits farmers, e-commerce firms alike, Retail News, ET Retail

Pune: The state government’s ban on plastic has put farmers, traders, e-commerce firms and manufacturers in a spot. While the farmers are busy thinking how to protect their produce during rain, garment retailers are desperately looking for ways to cover their material from dust and water. E-commerce firms, which depend heavily on plastic packaging, are …

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The Big Plastics Debate puts plastic alternatives under the microscope

Experts from some of the world’s biggest brands, including Carlsberg, LUSH Cosmetics, and Just Eat, will come together at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019 to debate the industry’s hottest topic – sustainability. With plastic no longer king of the packaging arena, the show’s headline feature will welcome an array of industry experts to discuss the alternatives to traditional …

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Lidl launches supermarket-first packaging using ocean bound plastic – Retail Times

Lidl will next month become the first UK supermarket to launch new packaging using “ocean bound plastic”*, plastic that would have otherwise ended up in the ocean, collected from beaches and coastline around South East Asia. Between 80 and 90% of the plastic packaging that reaches the ocean enters from coastlines in developing regions such …

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Going Sustainable: Puma launches new collection made from recycled plastic

Global sports brand PUMA and First Mile have co-created a sportswear collection made from recycled plastic, rooted in social impact and human connection. As a part of their commitment to reduce their environmental impact and provide support to underdeveloped communities, the PUMA x FIRST MILE collection consists of shoes and apparel made from recycled yarn …

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Flipkart: Submit fresh report on compliance of plastic rules by Amazon, Flipkart: NGT to CPCB, Retail News, ET Retail

NEW DELHI: The NGT asked the Central Pollution Control Board on Wednesday to submit a fresh report on Amazon and Flipkart‘s compliance of plastic waste management rules, a day after the CPCB said the e-commerce giants need to collect the waste generated due to packaging of their products. Hearing a plea filed by a 16-year-old …

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