Tag archive for ‘zero waste’
plastic straws banned in england
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds to be banned in England

Plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds with plastic stems will be banned from sale and use in England from next April. The government has confirmed it is introducing new controls on single-use plastic and More...

morrisons plastic free fruit and veg aisle
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Morrisons to introduce plastic-free fruit and veg aisles in 60 stores

 Morrisons supermarket is introducing plastic-free fruit and veg aisles to 60 of its stores across the UK this year.  In 2015 a law was bought into play that meant retailers began to charge customers 5p to purchase More...

how to reduce your waste
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, April 15th, 2019

Zero is the new hero: A guide to reducing your waste

Reduce the environmental burden of landfill with Charlotte Willis’s guide to reducing your waste. The world we live in has become accustomed to single use. We throw away the equivalent of our body weight in rubbish More...

tesco remove plastic from fruit
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Tesco launches trial to remove plastic from fruit and vegetables

Tesco is taking steps to address the issue of plastic waste as it begins a trial to remove plastic packaging from its fruit and vegetables. We all know the struggle of walking into a supermarket to purchase fresh More...

Plastic pick up crew
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Five-year-old activist needs YOU to join her plastic pick up crew!

Meet the five-year-old that’s saving the world with her plastic pick up crew, and she wants your help! Plastic pollution is one of the biggest challenges our planet is currently facing. More and more of us are More...

morrisons too good to waste
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, December 17th, 2018

Morrisons launches ‘Too Good to Waste’ fruit and vegetable box for £1

In a bid to cut down on food waste, Morrisons supermarket is selling one-kilogram ‘Too Good to Waste’ boxes filled with fruit and vegetables that are at the end of their shelf life but are still good More...

plastic-free supermarket london
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Britain’s first plastic-free supermarket opens in London

A London supermarket is ditching plastic packaging in its mission to become Britain’s first plastic-free supermarket.  Image credit: The Telegraph Supermarkets are increasingly coming under fire from customers More...

simple eco swaps
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, September 24th, 2018

Green in 15: 15 top tips to help you live a greener lifestyle

Becoming environmentally conscious is as easy as 1, 2, 3… 15! Charlotte Willis provides her top 15 tips towards a mindful, responsible and green lifestyle.  Green and Proud It never ceases to amaze me how More...

max la manna
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, September 3rd, 2018

In the kitchen with zero waste chef Max La Manna

Zero waste chef Max went vegan in 2012 and is now a passionate advocate for vegan food and the whole lifestyle.  It all started six years ago while I was in Hawaii visiting friends on a holiday trip. I was in More...

By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Lidl is selling ‘wonky veg’ boxes for £1.50 to reduce food waste

In order to reduce the amount of waste produced by the store, Lidl is trialling cut-price 5kg boxes of ‘wonky fruit and veg’. Fruit and vegetables described as ‘wonky’ are usually left on supermarket shelves More...