Supermarket chain Iceland has said it will eliminate or drastically reduce plastic packaging of all its own-label products by the end of 2023.
Iceland says the move will affect more than a thousand own-label products.
New ranges will be packaged using a paper-based tray, rather than plastic.
It follows recent outcries over the packaging of cauliflower “steaks” and coconuts, and Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet programme, which showed vivid images of plastic pollution.
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The Government has today launched its 25 Year Environment Plan, pledging to improve the natural environment by 2042.
Many headlines have been made by the pledge to eradicate avoidable plastic waste, but the plan also considers sustainable land management, nature enhancement and reducing pollution, among other things.
Leading environmental scientists at the
University of Reading have reacted to the government’s plan.
Researchers have quantified for the first time the long term threat to global drinking water posed by agricultural pollution trapped in the rocks beneath our feet.
paper published in researchers from the Nature Communications, British Geological Survey (BGS) and Lancaster University show that vast quantities of nitrate are stored in the rocky layer between our soils and the water table. Using modelling techniques they estimate that rocks contain up to 180 million tonnes of nitrate, twice the amount believed to be stored in soil. Read more…
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