AB InBev Eliminates Plastic Rings in UK

AB InBev has reached another exciting circular packaging milestone – our entire portfolio of iconic beers from Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I is now plastic-ring free.  That means cans of Budweiser, Bud Light, Stella Artois and Beck’s in the UK will now be packaged with alternatives like fully recyclable wraps and the KeelClip™, a new technology which uses recyclable paperboard to create a lighter weight pack. Along with decreasing our usage of plastic shrink wrap, we will be eliminating  850 tonnes of plastic waste, the equivalent weight of 67 double decker buses, every year.   This change takes our company one step closer to achieving our 2025 Sustainability Goal of…

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Discovery Education Experience Set to Support Teaching and Learning in Virtual and Blended Classrooms Across the U.K.

Discovery Education – the global leader in curriculum-aligned digital resources and professional learning for primary and secondary schools – has launched Discovery Education Experience to educators across the U.K. A flexible online learning platform, Experience brings together Discovery Education’s popular digital curriculum services Discovery Education Espresso, Discovery Education Coding, Discovery Education Health and Relationships, Discovery Education STEM Connect and Discovery Education Pathway, into a single, intuitive platform with new customisation, collaboration and personalisation tools. Teachers using Experience receive access to a vast collection of compelling high-quality, ready-curated content, support in…

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The Great British Beach Clean is back for the 27th year of events across the UK

Like many things this year the Great British Beach Clean will be a little different. The Marine Conservation Society are calling on more people than ever before to become beach clean organisers, adopt a stretch of beach, gather a small group and clean it up. In line with Government guidance, they’re encouraging friends, family and ‘bubbles’ to come together in small, private groups to clean beaches, rather than the usual big beach clean events where hundreds of volunteers get involved. They’ve made organising your own beach clean as easy as…

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UK shoppers help generate $41m for Fairtrade communities in 2019

Latest figures show shoppers back Fairtrade during challenging market and care more than ever about helping farmers and workers combat low prices in trade. Strong sales performance across commodities led to $41million in Premium going to Fairtrade farmers and workers in 2019 to invest in farmer and worker-led projects to boost local economies and improve community services in the Global South, new figures reveal. Fairtrade Foundation’s 2019 Annual Report shows shoppers care more about Fairtrade than ever with increases across key commodities, including; Fairtrade flowers grow by 12% Fairtrade cocoa…

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Primark launches new UK in-store recycling scheme

Primark announces the rollout of its nation-wide recycling programme, inviting customers to donate their pre-loved clothes, textiles, footwear and bags from any brand to be ‘re-loved’ via the Primark In-Store Recycling Scheme. Collection boxes will be available in Primark’s 190 stores across the UK and all donated items will be reused, recycled or repurposed, with nothing going to landfill. Profits from the scheme will go to UNICEF, Primark’s global charity partner, in support of its education programmes for vulnerable children around the world. This new recycling scheme from Primark launches…

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