Waste News

'Burnt and dumped': Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Unilever and Nestlé plastics waste fuelling climate change


Four of the world's largest users of plastic packaging - Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Unilever and Nestlé - are responsible for half a million tonnes of plastic pollution that are burnt or dumped each year in six developing countries, creating emissions equivalent to adding two million cars onto roads.

Mondelez signs up to UK Plastics Pact and Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Global Commitment


Global chocolate producer Mondelēz International, which owns brands including Cadbury and Dairy Milk has signed up to two major initiatives to tackle plastics waste in the UK and globally.

Sustainable Business Covered podcast: A circular economy road trip


For episode 83 of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast, the edie team brings you four exclusive interviews with businesses innovating to bring about truly circular models - Elvis & Kresse, Teemill, Mulberry and Young Planet.

Patagonia and Surfdome trial removal of plastic polybags for clothes


Online sports retailer Surfdome has partnered with outdoor clothing firm Patagonia to trial the removal of plastic polybags from clothes orders in a way that doesn't impact product quality or generate an increase in lifecycle carbon emissions.

WRAP issues new guidance to target 3.6m tonnes of food wasted at farm level


WRAP has issued new guidance to help farmers and growers reduce the 3.6 million tonnes of food wasted on farms each year.
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