Black Friday has come around again – the annual sales event where retailers offer huge savings during extended opening hours, tempting shoppers to brave the crowds to get the best deals on items they didn’t know they wanted, contributing to throwaway culture and landfill waste.
Now, organisations like Greenpeace and Make Friday Green Again are promoting actions against excessive consumerism, encouraging would-be shoppers to bring communities together and get creative by making,... More
The UK needs a nationwide deposit return scheme for plastic bottles and overhaul producer responsibility rules if it is to turn back the tide on plastic waste entering the environment, according to Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee.
Shoppers will be given a simpler, more consistent range of storage and date advice on food packaging after new WRAP guidance presented a new industry standard for date labelling and storage advice used by food manufacturers and retailers.
A route map to turn London into one of the world’s most resource efficient cities has been launched by LWARB, calling on stakeholders from local government to community groups to carry out a range of actions targeting five key areas including food waste and plastics.
The government should establish a national food waste reduction target, with retailers forced to publish figures on their food waste, after a voluntary approach has proved ‘inadequate’, says Parliament’s EFRA Committee.