Tag archive for ‘zero waste’
asda refillable packaging
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
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Asda is trialling refillable packaging to help reduce plastic waste

Asda customers are being encouraged to bring their own containers when shopping which can be refilled from new dispensers within the store. Reducing the amount of plastic we throw away is an important step in living More...

tips on reducing food waste
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
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Top tips on reducing food waste

UK households are throwing away 7 million tonnes of food every year – enough to fill 40 million wheelie bins, or 100 Royal Albert Halls. Here are some top tips on how to reduce your waste and make the most of More...

recycling guide
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
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The easy guide to recycling in the UK

Drowning in packaging? Confused about what can be recycled? Colette Earley cuts through the clutter. Recycling is amazing. Not only does it save energy and conserve natural resources, it also radically reduces More...

asda fruit and vegetable coating
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...