Tag archive for ‘zero waste’
asda fruit and vegetable coating
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, September 9th, 2019

Asda is trialling a new plastic-free coating to increase the shelf life of fruit and vegetables

Asda is trialling a new coating in the UK that could triple the shelf life of many types of fresh produce and reduce the volume of food waste sent to landfill. Supermarkets are on a mission to find new ways to More...

bali bans single-use plastic
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, July 8th, 2019

Bali officially bans single-use plastic to reduce ocean plastic pollution

Bali has officially banned single-use plastics, including plastic bags, straws and Styrofoam in a bid to reduce ocean plastic pollution.  The UN estimates that each year eight million tonnes of plastic leaks into More...

world's first zero waste beauty brand
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

The world’s first zero waste vegan beauty brand is launching at Holland & Barrett

Ethique, which claims to be the world’s first zero-waste beauty brand, is launching in the UK for the first time at all 840 Holland & Barrett stores. Ethique, which claims to be the world’s first zero-waste More...

sainsbury's removes plastic bags
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Sainsbury’s becomes first UK supermarket to remove plastic bags from fruit, veg and bakery items nationwide

Sainsbury’s has just become the first UK supermarket to remove plastic bags from its loose fruit, vegetables and bakery items. Sainsbury’s supermarket has announced that it will be removing plastic More...

waitrose packaging free trial
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Waitrose launches packaging-free trial to reduce plastic waste

British supermarket Waitrose is trialling a “bring your own” container scheme that encourages customers to buy and refill produce in a bid to tackle plastic pollution.  As part of a ground-breaking More...

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 fishing is destroying the ocean
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, April 18th, 2019

How fishing, not straws, is destroying the ocean

Ditching straws is great, but we must stop eating fish if we want to save the ocean says Lex Rigby. When you read the words ‘plastic pollution’, I bet there are a number of framed images your mind conjures 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...