Unilever innovates durable, reusable and refillable packaging to help eliminate waste

Unilever has unveiled reusable packaging innovations across nine of its brands, including four new product formats. The new products will be trialled on Loop™, a global, first-of-its-kind, waste-free shopping system announced today. Bringing together a coalition of consumer goods companies, along with international recycling leader TerraCycle, Loop™ is an innovative new business model for premium durable packaging which is delivered directly to the consumer, returned and refilled. The platform also offers the opportunity to work with others at scale to test reuse models and shift consumer behaviour, which will help…

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief announce long-term partnership on Tech for Good

Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief have renewed their commitment to supporting not for profit organisations who are using technology to deliver new ideas and make their services more effective, with funding totalling £2.4 million. After co-funding two rounds of Tech for Good in 2017 and 2018, we have once again joined forces to continue running the programme for another three years to 2021. The Tech for Good programme was developed in response to the emerging need for charities to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services.…

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Google commits to first-ever solar power agreement in Asia – Greenpeace statement

Google has signed a long-term contract to buy 10MW of solar power generated from 40,000 solar panels in Tainan, a city in southern Taiwan, in its first ever Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in Asia. The electricity Google has purchased from the solar farm will be wheeled to the same grid to help power Google’s data center in Changhua County, and the solar project will be built on commercial fishing ponds and coexist with local ecology. Greenpeace Taiwan’s Energy project manager Chih An Lee said: “For years, Greenpeace has been challenging…

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ASA/CAP – Safer Internet Day 2019

The ASA/CAP have released a post which talks about Safer Internet Day 2019.  I have enclosed the text of the link below, but please have a look at the ASA/CAP site as there are lots of things of interest to anyone with an interest in Ethical Marketing. We’re supporting Safer Internet Day 2019. What is it? Coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the day calls for people everywhere to consider how we can contribute to creating a better and safer online community. The slogan ‘Together for a better Internet’…

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Highland Spring’s 100% Recycled Plastic Eco Bottle is Here To Stay After Major Trial Success

Highland Spring has responded to popular demand by making a 100% recycled and recyclable plastic eco bottle a permanent hydration choice in 2019. Following a hugely successful 2018 trial, the Highland Spring eco bottle™ will launch this January with a nationwide retailer roll out. The eye-catching label will feature a burst of green and a ‘100% recycled* plastic bottle’ message to help people understand more about recycled and recyclable plastics. The new eco bottle joins the existing Highland Spring natural source water range, where all bottles are already 100% recyclable.…

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