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Iceland returns to plastic despite commitment to remove it from stores

After failing to successfully launch bananas packaged without plastic, Iceland has reintroduced plastic bags for the fruit.  In February 2019, Iceland launched bananas sold wrapped only in a paper band....

Almost half of supermarket packaging isn’t easily recyclable, Which? finds

Only 52% of supermarket packaging can be easily recycled according to our latest recycling investigation. We dissected packaging from a range of popular supermarket own-brand groceries and added up how...

Waitrose Unpacked – is packaging-free food budget-friendly?

A Waitrose supermarket in Oxford is trialling plastic-free shopping by allowing customers to bring in their own, refillable containers for fruit and veg, pasta, cereals, coffee, and even wine. But...

Tesco and WWF partner to halve environmental impact of UK food shopping

Tesco and WWF are aiming to reduce the environmental impact of the average UK shopping by 50% by 2022. How, and what are other supermarkets doing?

New report shows UK supermarkets sell 59 billion pieces of single-use plastic per year

Seven of the top supermarkets are responsible for selling 59 billion pieces of single-use plastic per year. Who is the worst offender, and what's being done about supermarket plastic packaging?

How much do you really know about recycling plastic?

Plastic packaging can be confusing, and it's hard to figure out what is and isn't recyclable. We explain the types of plastic common in the UK and what to do with them.

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