Ribena Announces Next Green Moves After Saving 40,000 Tonnes Of Plastics Over 10 Years

One of the nation’s most loved drinks brands, Ribena, is celebrating over 10 years of making its bottles from 100% recycled plastic, also known as rPET. Ribena’s use of rPET has prevented 40,000 tonnes of additional plastic from being produced – the equivalent weight of around 30,000 Ford Fiestas. Ribena was the first UK soft drink brand to use 100% recycled plastic bottles – a move that was a major step forward for sustainable packaging. The brand is now introducing additional ways to make its packaging even more sustainable. Thebrand…

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Unilever to invest €100,000 in a crowdsourced solution as part of its drive to rethink plastic packaging

Unilever, manufacturer of leading household brands including Persil, CIF and Domestos, has announced that it will invest €100,000 in a new plastic-free laundry tablet. The crowdsourced innovation has the potential to replace single-use sachets of laundry powder, a popular format for laundry detergents in the developing world that is problematic in terms of plastic waste. The chosen idea was one of 10 new solutions to emerge from Unilever’s “Rethink Plastic” Hackathon, a one-day event that brought together Unilever teams with leading designers, innovators, venture capital and packaging experts. The Hackathon…

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Dow Announces New Actions to Support Global Efforts on Plastic Waste

Dow announced its intention to further invest and develop new global initiatives and solutions that work to prevent and remediate plastic waste in the environment. The initiatives, announced in conjunction with the recent Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia, include Dow’s commitment to join several other major global brands to become a founding investor in Circulate Capital’s $100 million effort to incubate and finance companies and infrastructure that prevent waste in oceans. Dow also announced at the Conference that it intends to donate an additional $1 million to Ocean Conservancy…

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Greenpeace chooses Cookies&Partners for its global campaign to address big Corps against plastic pollution

With its new report, Greenpeace reveals how big food&beverage multinationals, with their single-use plastic products, are the real responsible for the huge environmental crisis due to plastic pollution, because they promote a lifestyle based on disposable consumption, without offering any alternative other than asking consumers to recycle. Recycling is though not enough. The report launched today by Greenpeace “A Crisis of Convenience: The corporations behind the plastics pollution pandemic”, shows, among other shocking data, that only 9% of globally produced plastic has been properly recycled, whilst the rest has been…

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Just Eat accelerates drive to reduce plastic waste with expansion of seaweed sachet trial across London

As part of its commitment to tackle the impact of takeaways on plastic pollution, leading online global marketplace Just Eat has expanded its trial of Ooho! seaweed-based sauce sachets with ten restaurants across London. In March, Just Eat announced a package of measures to reduce excess plastics used in UK takeaway deliveries. As part of this, the business partnered with sustainable packaging start-up Skipping Rocks Lab to invest in the research and development of innovative and practical alternatives for single use plastics.Just Eat first teamed up with Skipping Rocks Lab…

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