All Hi Fly flights single-use plastic free become reality

From January 1, 2020, as pledged by Hi Fly President Paulo Mirpuri in 2018, all Hi Fly’s own flights are taking to the air without any single-use plastic items on board. The leading wet-lease carrier has worked hard to replace plastic with bamboo cutlery, cups, spoons, and salt and pepper shakers, while packaging for bedding, dishes, individual butter pots, soft drink bottles and toothbrushes were switched with compostable alternatives crafted from recycled material. Hi Fly and its principal sustainability partner, the Mirpuri Foundation, have long been pioneers for greener aviation…

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Hellmann’s and Just Eat join forces to tackle single-use plastic pollution across takeaway sector

Hellmann’s and Just Eat have teamed up to roll out a trial of Notpla’s seaweed sauce sachets to continue tackling plastic pollution across the takeaway sector. The trial, supported by the Innovate UK fund, means that Just Eat customers will now be able to enjoy the great taste of Hellmann’s sauces with zero plastic waste and food service operators can satisfy growing demand amongst their customers for more sustainable food packaging solutions. During the trial so far, 65 Just Eat restaurant partners have offered a range of Hellmann’s ketchup, BBQ,…

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Thousands Of Pupils Join Campaign To Cut Single-Use Plastic In UK Schools

Thousands of primary and secondary school pupils have joined a major new campaign to drastically cut the consumption of single-use plastic in UK schools. More than 7,000 pupils, across 12 schools, have signed up to  Plastic Pioneers – a campaign led by environmental charity Hubbub, and sponsored by retailers  TK Maxx and Homesense. The schools benefit  from being  part  of a community stretching from Scotland to the south coast, sharing ideas on how to reduce their consumption of single-use plastic. As part of the campaign, pupils form a Plastic Pioneers…

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High-street chains and retailers including LEON, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Waitrose and Morrisons join new innovative pilot to tackle single-use plastic

Plastic pollution campaigning organisation, City to Sea announces the launch of a new ambitious pilot with retailers, independents and high-street chains including LEON, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Pret, Costa, Morrisons, ASDA and Waitrose to champion refillable solutions in a bid to cut pollution caused by single-use packaging. The pilot, launched this week, is the first of its kind and a natural step in the planned expansion of their award-winning Refill campaign, which already connects over 250,000 app users with 30,000 Refill Stations across the UK where they can fill up their…

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University of Leeds and Leeds University Union pledge to become single-use plastic-free by 2023.

The University of Leeds and Leeds University Union have together pledged to become single-use plastic-free by 2023. Single-use plastic items are designed to be used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. Single Out: 2023PlasticFree The campaign, Single Out: 2023PlasticFree, crucially commits the University and Union to phase out single-use plastic across the board, not just in catering and office spaces. Dr Louise Ellis, Director of Sustainability at the University, said: This is a huge commitment and a big challenge for us, but we are determined to play…

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