Waitrose ranked first for efforts to reduce plastics in Greenpeace report as it confirms latest plans for refillables test

Waitrose has topped the EIA (Environmental Investigation Agency) and Greenpeace table of UK supermarkets for efforts to reduce plastics across its shops and products for the second year in a row. The report acknowledges that Waitrose reported an absolute plastic reduction of 6.1% since 2017 across both its own-brand and branded ranges – the lowest plastic use per unit market share of the supermarkets, while also highlighting its refillable pilot scheme.   Waitrose pioneered the launch of its refillable range in some of its shops in 2019 with ‘Waitrose Unpacked’…

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Wagner Moura and Greenpeace release animation to expose the destruction of forests for meat production

Greenpeace UK and Brazilian actor Wagner Moura teamed up to release “There’s a monster in my kitchen”, a powerful short film that highlights the devastating impact industrial meat production is having on forests like the Amazon. Wagner Moura, who plays drug lord Pablo Escobar in the popular Netflix series Narcos, narrates the animated video, a sequel to the viral hit RangTan. “There are few more incredible and precious places on earth than rainforests like the Amazon. Yet many don’t know that the meat and dairy products sitting in our refrigerators…

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UK supermarkets can halve throwaway plastic by 2025 by reducing plastic across 54 grocery categories

The report from Greenpeace models how the UK supermarkets could make significant reductions to the amount of plastic they produce by focusing their attention on the packaging for ​54 grocery categories​. ​The analysis also shows that ​changing the packaging for just 13 categories of popular groceries, like fizzy drinks, fruit and vegetables, and household detergents, supermarkets could reduce plastic by approximately 35%, remove 45 billion pieces of supermarket plastic, and more than 300,000 tonnes of plastic. This is the equivalent weight of 7,000 supermarket delivery lorries, that if lined up…

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Turtle Journey, an Aardman and Greenpeace collaboration, wins major animation award

In response to the recent announcement that Turtle Journey, an animated film created by Aardman in collaboration with Greenpeace, has won the Jury Award for a Commissioned Film at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Will McCallum, head of oceans at Greenpeace UK, said: “Many of us in the team here at Greenpeace grew up watching Aardman animations, so it was a bit of a dream come true to work with them. Seeing them convey the serious plight of our oceans in such a touching, personal story has brought more…

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Greenpeace, Aardman and Oscar winning actors collaborate on groundbreaking new animation highlighting global ocean crisis

Turtle Journey tells the heartbreaking story of a turtle family heading home through an ocean that is under increasing pressure from climate change, plastic pollution, oil drilling and overfishing. Characters in the film are voiced by Oscar winners Olivia Colman and Dame Helen Mirren, along with Game of Thrones’ Bella Ramsey, Stranger Things’ David Harbour, Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter, and comedian Ahir Shah. Louisa Casson, oceans campaigner at Greenpeace UK, said: “Our oceans are in crisis, with six out of seven sea turtle species threatened with extinction. Aardman’s global popularity…

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