Aldi gives Easter eggs square bottoms

The supermarket is giving some of its Easter eggs a square-shaped bottom so they no longer need to be supported with inner plastic packaging, eliminating the need for plastic entirely.

RETAIL
Big banks join financial services task force

Executives from several of the world’s largest banks have come together as members of the Sustainable Markets Initiative’s Financial Services Task Force to work on net-zero plans for the investment sector.

FINANCIAL
Sainsbury’s collecting hard-to-recycle plastics

Trials rolled out at 63 Sainsbury’s stores to collect polypropylene (PP) plastics, typically used in salad bags, frozen food bags, biscuits and cake wrappers.

RETAIL
Maersk to launch first carbon neutral vessel

Maersk accelerates the efforts to decarbonise marine operations with the launch of the world’s first carbon neutral liner vessel in 2023 - seven years ahead of the initial 2030-ambition.

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Kelvyn Gardner's legacy continues with SUSSED poster

Spearheaded by Kelvyn Gardner, the SUSSED poster reminds us all of the little things we can do each day to be more sustainable and its release today is a small part of his huge legacy to the licensing industry.

CONTENT
Toy exchange latest in sharing economy

Whirli – a London-based toy subscription service – has landed £4 million in seed funding to expand its toy subscription service; opening a new warehouse, adding more toys and improving on its courier network.

TOYS
Sustainable pancake day from Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s has reduced plastic in packaging of its pancake mix by 86% for Shrove Tuesday.

RETAIL
New collab from S’well

S’well is well-known in the States for its sleek, fashionable and sustainable water bottles and now it has turned its hand to vitamin cases, with a collaboration with New Chapter, a health supplement company.

HOUSEWARES
Bank of America commits to net zero

The company has outlined initial steps to achieve its goal of net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its financing activities, operations and supply chain before 2050.

FINANCIAL
Sustainability in Licensing Conference returns for 2021

SILC21 will take place at The British Library, London as well as streamed digitally globally on Thursday 24 June 2021.

NETWORKING