Defra has confirmed that the charge for plastic bags will increase from 5p to 10p on 21 May.
DEFRA has delayed the increase to “ensure businesses have sufficient time to prepare for the changes”.
Southern Co-op is to trial selling selected products that are past their best before date in a bid to reduce food waste.
Legislation on the proposed increase to the plastic bag charge may be rushed through due to a lack of time in the Parliamentary calendar.
The minimum price of a single-use carrier bag (SUCB) in Scotland will be increasing from 5p to 10p from 1 April.
The government has launched a second consultation on the Deposit Return Scheme.
24/7 opening on alternate shifts would see some couples crumble, but Brownlies of Biggar near Edinburgh is stronger than ever thanks to Donna and Bruce’s sterling community spirit and smart investments.
A review into the Scottish Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) has been launched by the government due to concerns over Covid-19 pressures.
A major refit at David Knight’s Budgens in West Sussex has been two years in the making and the retailer wasn’t going to let Covid-19 stop him realising his dream store.
A group of retailers, producers and trade bodies plan to run the Deposit Return Scheme in Scotland.
With food waste at epic proportions in the UK, it’s time for businesses to take a bolder and more efficient approach to waste, urges Too Good To Go
Absolut has launched its most sustainable glass bottle yet.
Forward-thinking retailer Siva Theivanayagam gives us a tour of his new store Nisa Stamford Northfields in Peterborough which focuses on food to go.
The group will be cutting plastic in some of its most popular confectionery brands.
Ethical retailer HISBE is just about to open its second store. Co-founder Ruth Anslow gives an update on the progress as well as the long-term impact of Covid-19.
Costcutter Supermarkets Group has revealed details of its new partnership with food waste app, Too Good To Go
Thirteen per cent of food waste happens at distribution and retail level. In the UK, 1,000 grocery stores are already leading the way in the fight against food waste with Too Good To Go
Forecourts are on the cusp of change but is everyone ready for it?Suresite’s Eva Jones discusses the future of the sector.
Sustainable production comes under the spotlight as we examine some recent initiatives by FMCG brands to improve their green credentials.
The government’s green plan will see a shift away from new petrol or diesel vehicles, what impact will this have on forecourt retailers?
Amit Patel of Premier in Sandiacre, Derbyshire stands to save £345 per year thanks to a new sustainability project by Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I.
Mondelēz International has reduced plastic across Cadbury, Bournville and Toblerone selection boxes in a bid to become more sustainable.
The 500ml bottles are 100% recyclable and made from 100% recycled plastic.
With studies showing that consumers will pay more for sustainable products, the beer industry is making strides to reduce its carbon footprint
Ponsonby spoke live at The Convenience Conference on 6 October
Sustainability in the convenience sector will be under scrutiny at The Convenience Conference.
The government’s decision to extend the plastic carrier bag charge to all retailers has been welcomed by the convenience retail industry.
Ehrmanns Wines has launched its Beefsteak Club Mendoza Malbec wine in 250ml cans.
A new consumer poll has shown that British consumers support a deposit return scheme that covers all types of drinks containers, but with a variable level of deposit according to pack size.
The government has confirmed that the proposed ban on the sale or supply of plastic drinking straws, stirrers and cotton buds has been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak.