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Man tipping vegetables into container. Consumers & supermarkets need to tackle food waste

Love Food Hate Waste: could you live without throwing food away?

Madeleine Cuff

30th March, 2012

Madeleine Cuff challenged herself to spend a week reducing her food and packaging waste. Did it work, and will other consumers and supermarkets take note? more...
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Erin O' Connor: 'World Without Bottles'

Ruth Styles

2nd June, 2011

A behind-the-scenes look at the British supermodel's shoot for SodaStream's 'World Without Bottles' campaign more...

Message in a bottle: the retro way to reduce packaging

The Ecologist

14th March, 2011

UK consumers get through 14 million litres of bottled soft drinks every year at a significant cost to the environment. So why not try making your own?
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ASDA and Marks & Spencer lead assault on packaging waste crisis - but will it work?

Aimee Steen

9th November, 2010

As UK supermarkets scramble to reduce packaging in the face of growing legislation and consumer demand, Aimee Steen talks exclusively to those tackling the problem at high street stores and asks what role customers have to play more...
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Sustainable design shapes the future of food packaging

Leif Huff

30th September, 2010

PHOTO GALLERY: In exclusive images from a brilliant new eco-design book we illustrate innovative ways designers around the world are creating sustainable food packaging, products and appliances... more...

How to decode food labels and shop with a conscience

Pat Thomas

16th March, 2010

Is it healthy? Is it 
organic? Is it fairly traded? How far has it travelled? At times, making informed choices can feel like a full-time job. Here is a pocket guide to buying food from the new book Stuffed more...
Tetrapak cartons

How green are tetrapak food cartons?

Emilie Filou

19th January, 2010

They're becoming more and more common - wrapped around everything from milk to chickpeas. But just how environmentally friendly are composite cartons compared to the good, old-fashioned tin or jar? more...
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Californian Ocean Protection Council calls for a state-wide ban on Styrofoam packaging

Ecologist

16th January, 2009

Little angers environmentalists more than receiving food or products in Styrofoam packaging, and now the Californian Ocean Protection Council has called for a blanket ban on the use of the material in food containers across California. more...

Supermarkets could be forced to collect packaging

News

19th June, 2007

A private member's bill that would see supermarkets and other retailers forced to take responsibility for the packaging on their goods has been debated in the Commons. more...
Plastic Bag

The perils of plastic amnesia

Matthew Carmichael

1st November, 2006

Convenient, flimsy, costly, cynical, manipulative, wasteful, deadly...we'll never forget the plastic bag more...
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Special Report Supermarkets: UK Apple Market

Felicity Lawrence

1st September, 2004

We were being given 20 to 21 pence a kilo, they were selling them in the stores at twice that, and we needed 32 pence to break even. The prices would change by the day, and then they’d take 60 to 90 days to pay you. more...
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Special Report Supermarkets: Bread

Joanna Blythman

1st September, 2004

Supermarket in-store bakeries are nothing but bogus ‘retail theatre’ more...

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Ready Meals

Joanna Blythman

1st September, 2004

No European country is as reliant on supermarkets for its food shopping as Britain. It is no coincidence that the UK also has the worst eating habits in Europe. more...
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Bagged salads

Felicity Lawrence

1st September, 2004

Fresh, convenient, versatile or overpriced leaves soaked in pesticides and produced by slave labour? more...
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McLabour Exposed

Solomon Hughes

1st March, 2004

New Labour’s close ties to the fast-food industry are working against the interests of public health more...
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Bottled Water

The Ecologist

1st February, 2003

Twice as expensive as petrol, three times the price of milk, and 10,000 times more expensive than tap water. Is it worth it, and what impact is it having on our environment? more...

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