The Cucumber Problem: Is Shrink Wrapping that Bad?

Major food and drink retailers, particularly supermarkets, are one after the other releasing statements of intent on reduction of plastic packaging. This was stimulated by public demand, but certainly encouraged by Iceland’s announcement of its intent to eliminate plastic packaging from its own-brand products by 2023. The stimulus created by Iceland’s announcement is to be encouraged…

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Disposable Coffee Cups – the real enemy?

Apparently, fewer than 1% of the 2.5Bn disposable coffee cups we use each year in the UK are recycled. If an individual uses a single-use disposable cup every day of the year, that’s 10Kg of waste. The UK Environment Department is alleged to dispose of 1,400 cups per working day… and so on. The list…

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