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Re-Thinking Food

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The way we produce, consume and discard food is no longer sustainable. That much is clear from the newly released UN climate change report, which warns that we must rethink how we produce our food — and quickly — to avoid the most devastating impacts... Read full article

Supermarkets and Amazon Fires

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The UK’s Green MEPs have written to leading supermarkets asking them to carry out an audit of their supply chains to identify products on their shelves that have come from the Brazilian Amazon.... Read full article

Refill Success

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City to Sea is celebrating a huge milestone: more than 250,000 people have downloaded its Refill app as part of the organisation’s award-winning Refill campaign.... Read full article

Microplastics in Drinking Water

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has today (22 August) called for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment & their potential impacts on human health, following the release of an analysis of current research related to microplastics... Read full article

Amazon Fires and Deforestation

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Over the past days, forest fires have been ravaging the Brazilian Amazon region. The number of fire outbreaks recorded in the Amazon in 2019 is one of the largest in recent years; between January and August 20, the number of fires has increased 145% ... Read full article

How to Store Food

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Huge strides have recently been made in plastic reduction. Waitrose is extending trials of refillable options for products including alcohol, rice and cleaning materials, Morrisons has an initiative to ditch the unnecessary plastic on vegetables... Read full article

Waitrose Refill Success

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​​​​​​​Waitrose & Partners is to extend its ‘Unpacked’ test in Oxford beyond the original end date of 18 August and has committed to introducing elements of the concept into three more shops by the end of the year... Read full article

Confused by Veggie Meat?

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In early April, the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development agreed to seek to restrict the use of descriptions like ‘sausage’, ‘burger’ and ‘steak’ to apply only to products containing meat and not to vegetarian alternati... Read full article

UK Food Waste

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Research by WRAP has helped to generate the most reliable estimate to date for total farm food surplus and food waste. It assesses the core categories of vegetables, fruit, cereal crops, dairy and livestock.... Read full article

Recycling Bags Incinerated

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Workers at a major waste firm serving four London councils are putting bags full of recycling straight into incineration bins without checking the contents as they battle to hit targets, an Unearthed and Daily Telegraph investigation reveals.... Read full article

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