Skechers USA reduces plastic in footwear packaging by 85%
Footwear brand Skechers USA has reduced plastic in its footwear packaging by 85% as part of the company’s global strategy for sustainable packaging.
Waitrose to extend packaging-free retail concept to three UK stores
UK supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners is set to extend its new Waitrose Unpacked retail concept to three newly rebranded stores.
Food retailer Sobeys to eliminate plastic grocery bags across stores
Canadian food retailer Sobeys has announced its commitment to eliminate plastic grocery bags from all of its stores by the end of January 2020.
Asda to eliminate plastic bags for online deliveries
Asda has announced that it will stop offering single-use plastic carrier bags with online grocery orders.
Fashion retailers cannot afford to ignore sustainability
Retailers need to embrace recycled clothing, introducing more in-store recycling points, offer customers incentives to use them and combine them with existing loyalty schemes.
UK government rejects proposals by MPs to tackle environmental impact of fast fashion
Amongst the MP's Environmental Audit Committee proposals was a charge of 1p for each garment produced to raise £35m to fund clothing recycling.
Will shoppers back Waitrose’s packaging-free pilot scheme?
Waitrose says its aim is to eliminate all unnecessary plastic and to make all of its own-brand packaging from reusable, recycled or biodegradable material by 2023.