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Major food and drink firms aim to improve plastic recycling in Africa

Major food and drink firms aim to improve plastic recycling in Africa

02/04/2019 - 10:02
Diageo, Unilever, The Coca Cola Company and Nestlé have joined forces to improve the collection and recycling of plastics in Africa. read more
AB InBev to make Budweiser in the UK using renewable energy

AB InBev to make Budweiser in the UK using renewable energy

08/01/2019 - 08:37
AB InBev’s Budweiser beer in the UK will be brewed with 100% renewable electricity thanks to a new deal with solar energy firm Lightsource BP.  read more
Corona to introduce plastic-free rings on its beer cans

Corona to introduce plastic-free rings on its beer cans

30/11/2018 - 09:07
Mexican lager brand Corona will pilot plastic-free six-pack rings which are made from plant-based biodegradable fibres, with a mix of by-product waste and compostable materials. read more
Unilever among firms calling for net zero UK emissions by 2050

Unilever among firms calling for net zero UK emissions by 2050

28/11/2018 - 09:04
Unilever, Danone and Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) are among companies which have urged the UK to aim for net zero emissions by 2050. read more
PepsiCo plans to use 25% recycled plastic content by 2025

PepsiCo plans to use 25% recycled plastic content by 2025

29/10/2018 - 08:58
PepsiCo has announced that it plans to use 25% recycled content in its plastic packaging by 2025 as part of its sustainability vision. read more
UK government reveals plan to ban plastic straws in England

UK government reveals plan to ban plastic straws in England

22/10/2018 - 11:23
The UK government has set out its plan to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds in England. read more
Sugar content in UK yoghurts “well above” recommended levels

Sugar content in UK yoghurts “well above” recommended levels

02/10/2018 - 08:33
The sugar content of the majority of yoghurts sold in the UK is “well above” recommended sugar levels, according to research conducted by online journal BMJ Open. read more
Carlsberg to scrap plastic rings on cans in favour of glue

Carlsberg to scrap plastic rings on cans in favour of glue

10/09/2018 - 14:23
Carlsberg will ditch plastic rings which connect multi-packs of its beer and replace them with glue, in a move which is set to “reduce plastic waste globally by more than 1,200 tonnes a year”. read more
Kroger to phase out single-use plastic bags by 2025

Kroger to phase out single-use plastic bags by 2025

28/08/2018 - 08:57
Kroger will phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags at all its supermarket chains by 2025. read more
EU plans ban on plastic straws and other single-use plastics

EU plans ban on plastic straws and other single-use plastics

30/05/2018 - 13:54
Single-use plastic products such as straws and drink stirrers may be banned across much of Europe under proposals put forward by the European Union (EU). read more
Only half of plastic bag levy has gone to support recycling

Only half of plastic bag levy has gone to support recycling

22/03/2018 - 14:05
Only about half of the nearly R2bn raised through the plastic supermarket bag levy has been officially allocated to recycling. read more
Twinings invests to improve lives of tea workers in India

Twinings invests to improve lives of tea workers in India

14/02/2018 - 15:51
Associated British Foods-owned Twinings has announced a further five years of funding for its partnership with Unicef, with the aim of enhancing the lives of children and women living on tea estates in Assam, in north-east India.  read more
Asda to make 100% of its own-brand plastic packaging recyclable by 2025

Asda to make 100% of its own-brand plastic packaging recyclable by 2025

06/02/2018 - 10:38
UK supermarket chain Asda has announced a new recycling strategy, which will see the brand ditch single-use plastic bags by the end of the year and make 100% of its own-brand plastic packaging recyclable by 2025. read more
Swiss chocolate industry aims for 80% sustainable cocoa by 2025

Swiss chocolate industry aims for 80% sustainable cocoa by 2025

01/02/2018 - 15:18
Lindt & Sprüngli, Barry Callebaut, and Nestlé are among companies to join the Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa to strengthen sustainable chocolate production. read more
Co-op unveils biodegradable tea bags in a bid to reduce plastic pollution

Co-op unveils biodegradable tea bags in a bid to reduce plastic pollution

01/02/2018 - 08:47
British supermarket The Co-op has unveiled a fully biodegradable paper tea bag, which it says “could save nine tonnes of plastic every year from being dumped into household rubbish and compost collections”. read more
Scotch whisky industry latest to phase out plastic straws

Scotch whisky industry latest to phase out plastic straws

31/01/2018 - 11:14
The scotch whisky industry is making moves to ban its use of plastic straws and stirrers outright, as it ramps up its commitment to the environment. read more
Tesco offers excess food to staff in a bid to eliminate food waste

Tesco offers excess food to staff in a bid to eliminate food waste

29/01/2018 - 15:58
Tesco employees will be able to receive free food which is approaching its expiry date as the retailer seeks to prevent further food from going to waste. read more
Budweiser symbol reveals if beer is made using renewable energy

Budweiser symbol reveals if beer is made using renewable energy

25/01/2018 - 07:52
AB InBev aims to brew all of its Budweiser beers using 100% renewable electricity by 2025 as it unveils a new symbol on its packaging that indicates when the beer is made using green energy. read more
Waitrose to cut black plastic from its own-label products

Waitrose to cut black plastic from its own-label products

23/01/2018 - 15:07
British supermarket Waitrose will eliminate black plastic packaging from its own-label products by the end of 2019, as it follows a series of pledges by supermarkets and companies to reduce their plastic usage. read more
Sainsbury's joins ban on energy drink sales to under 16's

Sainsbury's joins ban on energy drink sales to under 16's

22/01/2018 - 16:09
UK supermarket Sainsbury’s has become the latest UK retailer to ban the sale high-caffeine energy drinks to under 16s. read more
KBL introduces responsibility platform

KBL introduces responsibility platform

16/10/2013 - 09:22
Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL) has taken in the quest to provide information on alcohol and responsible consumption is through their site, www.talkingalcohol.com read more
Walmart offers ‘vital training’ to woman in its supply chain

Walmart offers ‘vital training’ to woman in its supply chain

13/04/2012 - 09:38
Walmart has launched a programme to provide training to women working for companies in its global supply chain read more
GSK targets supply chain human-rights abuse

GSK targets supply chain human-rights abuse

13/04/2012 - 09:32
Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) yesterday revealed plans to clamp down on human rights abuse in its supply chain. read more
The Body Shop SA - winning the fight for Children's rights

The Body Shop SA - winning the fight for Children's rights

23/03/2012 - 12:58
Earlier this week it was announced by Justice Portfolio Committee Chairperson, Luwellyn Landers that the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill will be passed in parliament next month. The news has been met with jubilation from Child Welfare South Africa (CWSA), ECPAT and The Body Shop. The organisations have been actively involved in pressuring the Committee to push this essential piece of legislation which will put a stop to the exploitation of children through forced labour and prostitution brought about by their trafficking.  read more