Tesco removes 1 billion pieces of plastic

Removing multipack wraps from own label and branded tins, like Heinz Beans, cut 67 million pieces of plastic

FOOD
Half a million Brits pledge to Veganuary

Britain’s major supermarkets promote Veganuary, advocating the reasons to try a vegan diet

FOOD
Difuzed connects gaming with sustainable fashion

Apparel licensee Difuzed has teamed up with Swedish sustainable clothing brand, Dedicated, on a new Nintendo collection

FASHION
Lakeland commits to eco-credentials

Eco is one of Lakeland’s winning categories, reflecting customers’ concerns about deforestation, fossil fuels, oceans and landfill

HOUSEWARES
2021 is a year of action

“Although January hasn’t quite started as we hoped it would, I am still optimistic about the year ahead. 2021 to me is the year of action.”

EDUCATION
Wrapping up 2020

Products of Change founder, Helena Mansell-Stopher looks back on the year that was 2020

CONTENT
M&S to relaunch Plan A

Retailer relaunching its Plan A sustainability programme and creating a board subcommittee to oversee the retailer's environmental, social and governance (ESG) activities

NET ZERO
H&M customers make old clothes into new

Customers in Stockholm’s Drottninggatan store can watch as ‘Looop’ – a new garment-to-garment recycling system shreds old clothes and turns them into new yarn to be used again

FASHION
Co-op to roll out electric delivery vans

Convenience retailer to start replacing fossil-fuel powered delivery vans with electric vans, aiming to replace the entire fleet by 2025

FMCG
Roadmap to tackle plastic waste published

European Plastics Pact Roadmap will help coordinate a systemic shift and largescale re-evaluation of the way we produce, use and reuse plastics in Europe

PACKAGING