Unilever, Boots and The Hygiene Bank tackle hygiene poverty

One in five people in the UK are held back by poverty, which means that many don’t have access to basic hygiene at home, such as soap, to keep clean and be well which is more important now than it has ever been. Unilever and Boots have come together to help raise awareness around hygiene poverty in the UK and offer product donations for those of us affected by poverty. They will work with The Hygiene Bank to do this, who have been a charity partner of Boots since February…

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Research from Unilever shows that almost 50% of people from marginalised communities feel they have been stereotyped in some way through advertising

From football to film, the wave of boycotts and ‘cancel culture’ sweeping industries regarded as not diverse and inclusive enough could have the advertising industry in its sights. A new study by Unilever has found that nearly one in two people from marginalised communities – people with disabilities, and Black, Hispanic, Asian, and LGBTQ+ people – feel they have been stereotyped in some way through advertising. The study also highlights that it isn’t just marginalised people who feel the impact: 71% believe stereotypes in media are harming the younger generation,…

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Unilever announces plans to scale up UK refillable packaging trials

Unilever is expanding its refillable packaging trials across the UK, including its first ‘return on the go’ refill trial, in selected Asda supermarket and Co-op convenience stores using its well-known and loved brands. Following the successful launch of its largest refill trial in Europe in Asda’s sustainability store in Leeds last year, Unilever’s new ‘test and learn’ trials this year will be the first of their kind at this scale in the UK. With the aim of gaining a deeper understanding of the likelihood and habits of consumers using refillable…

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Unilever reveals world-first paper-based laundry detergent bottle

Unilever is using a new technology to launch the first ever paper-based laundry detergent bottle. A prototype has been developed for leading laundry brand OMO (also known as Persil, Skip and Breeze) and is set to debut in Brazil by early 2022, with an ambition for roll-out in Europe and other countries soon after. Unilever is also piloting the same technology to create paper-based hair care bottles. This ground-breaking technology has been developed in partnership with the Pulpex consortium, a collaboration between Unilever, Diageo, Pilot Lite and other industry members.…

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Unilever steps up plant-based protein innovation in partnership with ‘ENOUGH’

Unilever has announced that it will partner with food-tech company ENOUGH (formerly 3F BIO) to bring new plant-based meat products to market. ENOUGH’s technology uses a unique zero-waste fermentation process to grow a high-quality protein. Natural fungi are fed with renewable feedstock, such as wheat and corn. This produces ABUNDA® mycoprotein, a complete food ingredient containing all essential amino acids as well as being high in dietary fibre. The global meat-free sector is experiencing explosive growth as people around the world become more conscious of the impact of animal products…

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