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Tag: Plastics

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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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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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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Giant Eagle eyes elimination of some plastics

Giant Eagle is placing single-use plastics in its crosshairs. The regional supermarket retailer is launching a strategic sustainability platform focused on achieving environmental milestones related to plastics, waste, carbon emissions, sustainable products, and employee engagement. Giant Eagle is taking flight with the platform by setting a goal of being free of single-use plastics in its …

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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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Tesco moves to cut out plastic from range of own-brand products | Business

Tesco is ditching plastic ready-meal trays, yoghurt pot lids, straws and loose fruit bags in the latest stage of its drive to cut out non-recyclable packaging. The UK’s biggest supermarket chain is aiming to remove 1bn pieces of plastic by the end of next year from its own-label products. The move comes after Tesco admitted …

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Waitrose to stop selling plastic toys in Christmas crackers from 2020 | Environment

John Lewis and Waitrose are to stop selling Christmas crackers containing plastic toys and puzzles as part of a drive to reduce single-use plastics – but not until 2020. The retailers will announce on Monday that they would switch next year to crackers filled with toys and other items made from recyclable materials such as …

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Scariest thing about Halloween is plastic waste, say charities | Life and style

An estimated 2,000 tonnes of plastic waste – equivalent to 83m bottles – will be generated from throwaway Halloween clothing sold by leading retailers in the UK this year research suggests. An investigation by Hubbub, an environmental charity, into the seasonal outfits available from 19 supermarkets and retailers – including Aldi, Argos, Asos, Amazon, Boden, …

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