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Co-op switches to compostable bags as it pledges to eliminate single-use plastics


The Co-op has revealed it will swap around 60 million plastic carrier bags with compostable alternatives that can be used as food waste caddy liners, as part of a wider goal to "remove" single-use plastics from its product offerings.

Lidl to stop using black plastic fruit and vegetable packaging


Lidl UK says it will remove black plastic from its entire fruit and vegetable range by the end of the month.

30-minute masterclass: Seven ways to adopt the circular economy across your business


During a 30-minute masterclass webinar hosted by edie last week, Cranfield University's senior lecturer in circular innovation Fiona Charnley outlined the essential skills needed to implement circular economy principles. Here, edie rounds up her key takeaways.

UK Parliament to replace single-use plastic items with compostable alternatives


The UK Parliament will replace single-use plastic cutlery, coffee cups and lids, drinking straws and containers with compostable alternatives that will be treated at a specialist waste facility.

Report: Consumer demand for recycled packaging outpacing corporate action


More than half (55%) of the UK population believe that all plastic bottles should contain at least 50% recycled content, while the average proportion used by corporates currently stands at just 15%.
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