Versatile and durable, plastic has revolutionised modern life. But 63% of products sold in the food and beverage, beauty, home care and pet food sectors are now packaged in plastic. More than 8bn tons of this near-indestructible material has been produced since 1960. Global efforts to recover and recycle it barely dent the problem. Before … Continue reading Global recycling crisis sparks fresh thinking on packaging
If the sight of racks and racks of cheap, sparkly dresses failed to put you in the party mood this festive season, you're not alone. UK shoppers spent about £3.5bn on clothing for the 2018 party season, some on garments costing less than a G&T. Millions of these are already in landfill. Britons buy more … Continue reading Is the tide turning against fast fashion ?
Greggs' quorn 'sausage' roll may have offended Piers Morgan, but for others it signalled a new era. The Vegan Society reports a fourfold increase in the number of UK vegans since 2014, from 150,000 to 600,000. 42% of those switched in 2018. In November, Waitrose analysed millions of its own customer transactions, and polled 2,000 … Continue reading Is veganism the new normal?