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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Asda to remove wrapping from greetings cards, saving over 100 tonnes of plastic per year

Asda has announced its latest move on plastic reduction, as it becomes the first supermarket to commit to the removal of avoidable plastic from its greetings card range. The decision is expected to save over 50 million individual cellophane bags annually – equivalent to over 100 tonnes of plastic. In February this year, Asda outlined plans to use less and recycle more plastic, including reducing own brand plastic packaging by an initial 10% by February 2019 and making its packaging 100% recyclable by 2025. It’s also working with experts at…

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Six million naked swedes in Asda…as retailer cuts back on its plastic use

Asda is going full swede ahead with its plastic pledge, removing plastic wrapping from all its whole swedes. Each year, the retailer sells almost 6 million swedes, with the removal of their wraps resulting in a reduction of 14 tonnes of plastic. A popular, earthy root vegetable, customers will see hundreds of naked swedes in-store just in time for the cooler weather. The removal of the plastic wrapping also sees the shelf-life remain the same as previously, with the British-grown veg perfect for up to seven days. The move is…

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IKEA UK and Ireland to remove all single-use plastic straws by 1st October 2018

IKEA UK and Ireland have announced the removal of all single-use plastic straws from its product range and restaurants by 1st October 2018, as part of its vision to have a positive impact on people and the planet. IKEA will also be looking at possible replacements for use by people with diabilities. The commitment applies to all UK and Ireland stores, including the recently opened IKEA Exeter store, all future IKEA outlets and IKEA online. The announcement is the first of many steps IKEA is taking towards its global commitment…

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