Lush open their first Naked shop in the UK

On Friday, 18th January 2019, the Lush shop on 10 Market Street, Manchester opened its doors again after a renovation into the first plastic packaging-free cosmetics shop in the country. With awareness of plastic pollution at an all time high, Lush’s newest Naked shop will host an abundance of innovative and plastic packaging-free alternatives to your favourite cosmetics – from the classics, such as solid shampoo bars and soaps, to new naked skincare innovations. And, rather than scanning labels for information, visitors to the shop will instead be able to scan…

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Sporting venues team up to show single-use plastics the red card

Sporting organisations including Arsenal and Chelsea Football Clubs, England hockey, Lancashire and Derbyshire Cricket Clubs and the Jockey Club have taken the first steps in working to remove single-use plastics from their match day operations. A dozen sporting bodies and venues met at Lord’s Cricket Ground for an event organised by MCS, the British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS), the #OneLess organisation and ZSL to discuss ways to eliminate single-use plastic in sport. Delegates heard from trailblazing organisations including Lord’s Cricket Ground, the Harrow Half Marathon and World Sailing, about…

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Colgate-Palmolive Commits to Recyclability of Plastics in All Packaging

As part of its commitment to protect our environment, Colgate-Palmolive has committed to 100 percent recyclability of plastics in packaging across all its product categories by 2025. The company has already made significant progress in advancing its 2020 packaging sustainability goals, and currently 98 percent of its packaging is PVC-free. Colgate’s 2017 Sustainability Report, titled “Building a Future to Smile About,” details the new recyclability goal and Colgate’s long-standing commitments, ongoing progress and latest achievements in sustainability and corporate social responsibility. In addition to our new commitment on recyclability of…

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Waitrose gives £1 million to tackle plastic pollution

Waitrose has announced a donation of half a million pounds from carrier bag levy funds to the Commonwealth Marine Plastics Research and Innovation Challenge Fund. Focused on supporting research into the issue of plastics in the marine environment, the Fund also aims to prevent the material finding its way into the ocean. Rob Collins, Managing Director of Waitrose, said: ‘‘We’re very pleased to be an early contributor to the Fund and wish it every success in tackling these pressing issues. It feels appropriate that our support is coming from carrier…

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Nestlé aiming at 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025

Nestlé today announced its ambition to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. Its vision is that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter. Nestlé believes that there is an urgent need to minimize the impact of packaging on the environment. Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider said, “Plastic waste is one of the biggest sustainability issues the world is facing today. Tackling it requires a collective approach. We are committed to finding improved solutions to reduce, reuse and recycle. Our ambition is…

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