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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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Woolworths trialling 20c paper bags following ban on free plastic bags | Business

Woolworths has begun a trial of paper bags in select stores, a move environment groups say is preferable to the use of plastic though the focus should remain on reusable bags. The paper bags cost 20c each and are currently available in 20 stores around the country, and will be offered in addition to the …

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Tesco and M&S likely to have soya linked to deforestation in supply chains | Environment

Tesco, M&S and several other UK supermarkets admit that they cannot guarantee that soya from deforested areas is not in their supply chain despite commitments to phase out its use, the Guardian has found. An investigation has revealed that Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and M&S all buy products from UK farmers using animal feed that includes …

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‘Tesco could have gone under’: how Dave Lewis saved the firm from disaster | Business

When Dave Lewis took the helm of Tesco five years ago he whisked his 15 most senior managers off to a remote holiday cottage in Norfolk. There, the assembled executives were forced to step out of the executive bubble and get back to basics: shopping for food and cooking for themselves. It was the autumn …

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Workers exploited at farms supplying UK supermarkets: report | Business

Poor pay and punitive working conditions are common on farms and plantations that supply fresh fruit or tea to major UK supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons, according to new research published by a leading international charity. The report from Oxfam claims that the supermarkets’ “relentless” drive to maximise profits is fuelling poverty …

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