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Tesco dropping plastic-wrapped multibuy packs is step ahead of its rivals, says GlobalData

Media Release January 28, 2020 Tesco is taking the war on plastic to the next level, recently announcing plans to reduce 350 tonnes of plastic per year by getting rid of its plastic-wrapped multibuy packs of beans, soups, sweetcorn and tuna. As well as the bonus of being an ethical …

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Tesco removes 67m pieces of plastic as it scraps tinned multipacks from all its UK stores

Media Release January 24, 2020 183,000 tinned multipacks are bought every day at Tesco. Today it has announced it will become the first UK retailer to remove them from all Tesco stores and replace them with plastic-free multibuys. This will see 67 million pieces of plastic eliminated. Tins will be …

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Brownes Dairy ditches plastic bottles

Brownes Dairy will be the first company in Australia to integrate renewable cartons across its entire milk carton range. The distribution beginning mid-October, will involve the use of Tetra Pak bio-based packages. Materials are plant-based, and use protective layers derived from sugar cane. “There is a lot of emphasis on the …

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Unilever announces new commitments to eliminate plastic

Unilever has announced new commitments to reduce its plastic waste and help create a circular economy for plastics. The company has confirmed that by 2025 it will: Halve its use of virgin plastic, by reducing its absolute use of plastic packaging by more than 100,000 tonnes and accelerating its use …

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Coles customers recycle 905 tonnes of soft plastics

Shoppers recycled enough pieces of plastic to go around the world one and half times at Coles last year. According to the retailer, this represents a 32 per cent increase on the previous year. Revealed in Coles’ Sustainability Report, Coles customers recycled 905 tonnes (226 million pieces of soft plastics). …

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Green plastic that fertilises too

What do you get if you put the chemistry, agriculture and business expertise of some graduate students together: a zero waste, biodegradable and completely environmentally friendly solution to packaging that also fertilises soil. Carapac was born out of the University of Sydney’s ‘Inventing the Future’ program, which calls on highly …

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Coca-Cola Amatil joins Australian sustainability council

Coca-Cola Amatil has become the newest member of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCSD Australia). The beverages company says it has “a growing commitment to sustainability” and “a sustainability framework … embedded in the organisation”. It says it reports regularly on environmental performance and has set sustainability goals …

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