SATURDAY 8TH JUNE 2019

WAITROSE IS TRIALLING A “BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINER” POLICY TO REDUCE PACKAGING BY REMOVING PLASTIC FROM FLOWERS AND PLANTS, OFFERING MORE LOOSE FRUIT AND VEGETABLES AND REFILLS OF DRIED STAPLES LIKE PASTA, RICE AND CEREALS (AND NOT JUST GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT EITHER, AS IT’LL MEAN ALL THESE ITEMS WORK OUT 15% CHEAPER FOR CUSTOMERS) - VIA KRISTINA RYAN ON THE TWITTERS.

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IN A SIMILARLY ENVIRONMENTAL #GOODEGG MOVE, SAINSBURY’S HAS NOT ONLY PLEDGED TO REMOVE ALL BLACK PLASTIC PACKAGING FOR IT’S OWN BRAND PRODUCTS BY MARCH 2020 AS PART OF IT’S COMMITMENT TO WRAP’S UK PLASTIC PACT, BUT ALSO (IN A SUPERMARKET FIRST) GETTING RID OF THOSE FIDDLY AS FUCK PLASTIC BAGS FOR LOOSE FRUIT, VEGETABLES AND BAKERY ITEMS - VIA EDIE.NET.

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ALSO DOING THEIR BIT TOWARDS REDUCING PLASTIC WASTE, RCUP IS MAKING REUSABLE COFFEE CUPS USING THE 99.5% NON-RECYCLABLE ONES THAT GET THROWN AWAY - SOME SERIOUS META CUPPAGE VIA FAST COMPANY.

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ON THE FLIP SIDE, COKE’S LIP-SERVICE ATTEMPTS ARE, GIVEN THE 2018 GLOBAL BRAND AUDIT REPORT FOUND THEM TO BE THE MOST PROLIFIC POLLUTER, A TOTAL DICK MOVE. ANYTHING FOR A BIT OF ‘PURPOSE PUBLICITY’ EH? - VIA CAMPAIGN (C/O THE FUTURE STRATEGY CLUB ON THE TWITTERS).

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YES. YES YOU DID - VIA KFC FOR #NATIONALDOUGHNUTDAY. WHICH SHOULD NOT BE A THING.