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COMMENT: Chances of a ‘green Brexit’ wash away

Promises that exiting the EU would leave the UK better placed to protect the environment lie in tatters. By David Burrows. In a blog just before she became prime minister, Liz Truss claimed she was an environmentalist before it was fashionable. She joined her parents on “marches about saving our planet from CFCs and harm to…
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COMMENT: Don’t stall on sustainability

Ministers must resist calls to pause important health and environmental regulations and reduce the cost burden on businesses in other ways, says Nick Hughes. The appointment of a new prime minister – and cabinet – brings a fresh opportunity for organisations to push their own particular agenda. Sure enough, no sooner had Liz Truss been…
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Footprint40 – Kate Nicholls OBE

In this latest edition of Footprint40 we are delighted to be joined by Kate Nicholls OBE, who has been CEO of UKHospitality, representing the broader hospitality sector, since its inception in 2018. As the face and voice of the industry Kate was front and foremost in articulating the importance, value and struggles of the hospitality…
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COMMENT: Plastic messaging misses the mark

Scotland’s single-use plastic bans come into force (for real) on Friday but the FPA has done little to help businesses prepare. By David Burrows. In June, regulations came into force in Scotland that restricted the manufacture and supply of plastic cutlery, plates and drinks stirrers, as well as food containers, cups and lids made of…
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The Friday Digest: Brand owners under fire amid health back-pedalling

Traditionally, August is the month when the steady flow of press releases and company announcements slows to a trickle and thoughts turn to beachside holidays and ice cream sundaes. Ice cream has certainly been on the mind of Action on Salt and ShareAction, but not in the leisurely sense. The two health charities have instead…
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Poorest priced out of healthy food

A new report has called for urgent change in the UK’s food policies to reverse a growing crisis of affordability and accessibility. Nick Hughes reports. "This report provides the strongest evidence to date of the worsening crisis affecting our food system and the health of the UK population.” That was the stark warning issued by…
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COMMENT: Get serious about school food crisis

A paltry increase in school meal funding shows that ministers are out of touch with the pressures facing caterers, says Nick Hughes. From farms to food banks, supermarket aisles to restaurant kitchens, the rising cost of food and energy is being felt acutely across the country. Everywhere that is except in Westminster where it seems…
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