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Millenials drive demand for certified fish

Shoppers’ spend on eco-labelled fish has increased for a fourth year running, according to new research by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Total spend on seafood carrying the MSC ecolabel in the UK exceeded half a billion pounds (£754m) in the year 2016/17, a 48% increase on the £509m spent the previous year. It means…
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Ikea uses smart tech to slash waste

Ikea has unveiled plans to halve the amount of food wasted in its global operations by 2020 as part of a new Food is Precious initiative. The Swedish retailer is using technology solutions from LeanPath and Winnow to measure the volume of food waste and where it is generated in order to find innovative ways…
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Call for tougher truck emission policies

Nestlé and Ikea are among a group of companies and NGOs calling for tighter fuel efficiency standards for new trucks. In an open letter sent to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker they warned that current testing procedures do not go far enough to meet the 2030 climate targets. “… despite progress on reducing pollutant emissions…
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Living wage could hurt future profits, says pub group

MITCHELLS AND Butlers has raised concerns over the impact of the National Living Wage after posting overall sales growth in its third quarter trading.                           The pub group warned that as “a major employer of more than 42,000 people”, the National Living Wage,…
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Ikea first national retailer to promise living wage

IKEA, THE Swedish retail giant, has become the first national UK retailer to promise to pay its staff the living wage. This means that staff throughout its 18 UK stores will receive a minimum basic rate of £7.85, or £9.15 if they are based in London. This is because the cost of living is higher…
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Meatless balls

IT TAKES some balls but the signs are that more food companies are beginning to look at changing their menus to incorporate more sustainable options.                       In an interview with 2degreesnetwork.com last month, the McDonald’s vice-president for corporate social responsibility, Bob Langert, was quizzed about pressure directed at…
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Reverse vending scheme could be extended in Scotland

SCOTLAND’S ‘REVERSE VENDING’ scheme could be extended across the country after the success of the initial trial, which began earlier this year.   The Deposit Return Scheme rewards shoppers for returning drinks containers back to the shop of purchase for recycling.   Similar schemes are already very popular in European countries such as Sweden, where…
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