Morrisons scrapping ‘use by’ dates from milk to help customers reduce waste

From 31 January Morrisons will scrap ‘Use By’ dates on 90 per cent of its own brand milk – and encourage its customers to use a sniff test – to help to reduce food waste in the home.  Morrisons anticipates the move will stop millions of pints of its own brand milk from being thrown away every year.  ‘Use By’ dates will be scrapped from Morrisons own brand British and Scottish milks, Morrisons For Farmers milks and Morrisons organic milks in store – supplied into Morrisons by Arla farmers. Morrisons…

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New augmented reality app aims to increase milk bottle recycling

Shoppers can now scan Asda milk bottles to find out how to correctly recycle them With reducing plastic waste high on shoppers’ agendas, supermarket Asda and farmer-owned dairy cooperative Arla have joined forces on a new augmented-reality app to help customers recycle more. The ‘Have You Herd?’ app, launching this week as part of National Recycling Week, uses an engaging augmented reality experience to inform shoppers about recycling their milk bottles correctly. An animated milk bottle character comes to life when shoppers hover the app in front of any Asda…

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M&S to audit dairy farms to RSPCA assured standards

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Marks & Spencer has today announced that it has commissioned the RSPCA to audit every single M&S dairy farm to RSPCA Assured Standards and committed to publishing the results on its website. In a full announcement made today, Director of Food Andy Adcock confirmed that all 40 UK farms (known as the M&S Milk Pool) will be audited by RSPCA assessors as soon as possible. The move comes after pictures emerged of calves being held in individual pens, in breach of animal welfare standards were discovered. Andy Adcock, admitted the…

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