Waste News

Fashion and textile giants pass carbon and water reduction goals, but fail to tackle waste


Back in 2012, businesses responsible for 60% of clothing sales in the UK signed onto shared goals to reduce emissions, water and waste by 2020. While the carbon and water targets have been exceeded, the businesses collectively failed to deliver on waste reduction.

Tackling e-waste: Microsoft plans new repair services as Co-op launches tech re-circulation trials


Microsoft has agreed to develop plans for improving its repair offering, in the same week that 20 Co-op stores opened facilities for shoppers to sell their old devices.

Adidas launches take-back platform to reuse and resell sportswear


Global sportswear brand Adidas has unveiled a new take-back scheme for old running shoes and sports garments, regardless of brand, in a bit to improve the circularity of the sector.

Schwartz to move to fully recyclable herbs and spices sachets


Herbs and spices brand Schwartz is moving its entire range of recipe mixes to recyclable packaging in the UK, in a move that will reduce plastic usage by almost two-thirds while saving on carbon emissions.

Costa Coffee trials blockchain-enabled reusable cup loan scheme


On-the-go food and drink giant Costa Coffee is piloting a scheme whereby reusable cups are loaned to customers and monitored using a digital blockchain platform.
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