HP Expands Efforts to Reduce Ocean‐Bound Plastics

HP has announced a $2 million investment to expand its ocean-bound plastic supply chain. The company will build a new plastic washing line in Haiti that will allow it to produce cleaner, higher quality recycled plastic locally for use in HP products. This investment continues HP’s longstanding commitment to diverting ocean-bound plastic and contributing to a lower-carbon, circular economy while providing jobs and education opportunities locally. HP has been actively reducing ocean-bound plastic in Haiti since 2016, when the company began partnering with the First Mile Coalition to convert plastic…

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P&G Fabric Care brands Like Ariel and Lenor Commit to 45% Plastics Packaging Reduction in the UK by 2025

At the Sustainable Brands Conference Virginie Helias, Chief Sustainability Officer at P&G, announced that Ariel, Lenor and other P&G Fabric Care brands across Europe aim to reduce plastics use in their packaging by 30% by 2025. This is a key milestone in reaching the Ariel 2030 Brand Ambition of reinventing a better clean, saving 50% resources by 2030, including virgin plastics. These planned plastics reductions from Ariel, Lenor and other P&G Fabric Care brands add up to more than 15,000 tons per year by 2025 vs 2018. Although P&G Fabric…

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M&S Trials Plastic-Free Produce As It Accelerates Plastic Reduction Plan

Marks & Spencer has stepped-up its commitment to reducing the amount of plastic it uses by launching over 90 lines of loose fruit and vegetables completely free of plastic packaging in a trial at its Tolworth store.  To support the trial, M&S has introduced trained greengrocers, who will be on hand to offer customers valuable advice as they select from two aisles of fruit and vegetables free of plastic packaging. The range not only includes hard fruit and veg like potatoes and bananas, but also more perishable items such as…

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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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