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    Costa praised for new recycling ‘racks’

    Costa has won praise from campaigners for committing to a nationwide recycling scheme for takeaway cups. Friends of the Earth said Costa’s pledge to recycle coffee cups across its 2,000 UK stores, equating to 30m cups a year, was a… Read More

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    Starbucks to test new recyclable cup

    One in every 400 disposable paper cups is recycled, apparently. But entrepreneur Martin Myerscough believes he’s come up with a solution. His Frugalpac cup is: made from recycled paper; recyclable in normal paper mills; and weighs in at half the… Read More

  • News review

    More Scottish food please, Bidvest sustainability update, Hospitality delivers 10% of GDP, Keep big portions out of reach, Tea certification failures….                     NFUS challenges foodservice   Scotland’s farming union will approach foodservice and catering companies… Read More

  • Composting coffee capsules and 360º thinking – Lavazza’s launches sustainability strategy

    WITH 100% compostable coffee capsules made from thistles, a doubling of investment in sustainability from €2.7million in 2012 to €5.8 million in 2014, and emissions reductions of 17% per tonne of processed coffee, the first Lavazza sustainability report is part… Read More

  • Laminate packaging to be added to recycling schemes

    A TRIAL THAT could see the introduction of flexible laminate packaging such as food and drink pouches to mainstream recycling, is now underway in three London Boroughs.                   Backed by major food… Read More

  • What’s holding business sustainability back? 

    A WEEK ago I asked the question “Why aren’t we better with our waste in 2015” and in it I alluded to the fact that there are some fundamental things that can be done by companies to improve overall sustainable… Read More

  • Government must ‘take the lead’ in increasing recycling, says new report

    A NEW REPORT from a Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) committee has called for the government to take the lead in increasing the rate of recycling in the UK.                … Read More

  • Select Committee right to back more recycling comms

    CONSTANT RE-ENGAGEMENT of householders in recycling is essential, says the EFRA. Select Committee, and requires refreshed and renewed communication campaigns. Unlike Wales, where recycling has already reached 52%, England risks missing the EU recycling target of 50% by 2020 if consumers… Read More

  • An ounce of (waste) prevention

    THE PROGRESS made in recycling rates is impressive, but should businesses be doing more to reduce the amount of waste they create? Jamie Pitcairn and Rupert Carrick certainly think so.                    … Read More

  • England recycling rate rises by just 0.1%

    NEW FIGURES released by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, revealed that England’s annual rate of household waste recycling only increased by 0.1% in 2013. The ‘Provisional Statistics on waste managed by local authorities in England including October… Read More