Thursday, January 23, 2020
Boots plastic recycling Richard Bradley

Boots scraps plastic pharmacy bags for compostable bags

Boots has begun switching its plastic pharmacy bags to 100 per cent compostable bags using potato starch.
Iceland Christmas plastic packaging Richard Walker

97% plastic packaging scrapped from Iceland Christmas range

Iceland has switched its Christmas dinner packaging to offer customers the choice of a plastic free or reduced plastic packaging
Primark boss George Weston says shopping in-store is greener than online

Primark boss George Weston says shopping in store is greener than online

George Weston has hit back at criticism that fast fashion retailers had a big carbon footprint.
Morrisons plastic recycling

Morrisons scraps black plastic from own-brand packaging

Morrisons has removed black plastic from all of its own brand food and drink packaging.
Landsec Carbon Bluewater

Landsec vows to be a net zero carbon business by 2030

Landsec has pledged to become a net zero carbon business by 2030 and has also committed to reducing absolute carbon by 70%
Casual and outdoor clothing retailer Weird Fish has announced the widespread introduction of grass paper carrier bags throughout its retail portfolio. It will be the first UK retailer to launch an initiate using the eco-friendly grass paper bags.

Weird Fish the 1st UK retailer to launch grass paper bags

Casual and outdoor clothing retailer Weird Fish has announced the widespread introduction of grass paper carrier bags in stores.
food waste Waste and Resources Action Programme

7.1m tonnes of food wasted as grocers urged to scrap “best before” dates

Food waste increase has prompted a charity to urge grocers to stop charging more for loose fruit and vegetables
Tesco plastic waste Dave Lewis

Tesco to scrap 1bn pieces of plastic by end of 2020

Tesco has revealed plans to remove one billion pieces of plastic from products in its UK stores by the end of 2020.
Top 5 news stories today - Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley disagrees with the CMA’s estimates over JD Footasylum, Next posts a decline in sales, 111,000 taken from customers in Currys PC World Ebay hack, Harrods to open standalone beauty store at intu Lakeside and Zalando commits to carbon neutrality in new campaign.

Top 5 stories to read from today

Top 5 news stories today - from Sports Direct and JD Footasylum, Next, Currys PC World, Harrods beauty store and Zalando.
Following the release of Monsoon's sustainability report, the fashion retailer has announced that over half of its Spring Summer 2020 collection will be sustainable. Meanwhile Monsoon has made a long term pledge that will see all of their clothing ranges become over 90 per cent sustainable by 2023.

Monsoon pledge to become 90% sustainable by 2023

Monsoon has made a long term pledge that will see all of their clothing ranges become over 90 per cent sustainable by 2023.

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