Supermarkets accused of using excessive and unnecessary plastic bags for home deliveries

Supermarkets have been accused of exploiting a loophole by using excessive and unnecessary plastic bags for click and collect and delivery services despite vowing to curb the practice. Customers of four of the UK’s largest supermarkets have complained that disproportionate numbers of bags are regularly used to pack their shopping, often packing just one item […]

FDI: Challenges & solutions to plastic packaging

Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food and drink industries, today hosted an industry briefing on the future of plastic packaging and reaffirmed its commitment to the circular economy of packaging. The event highlighted Ireland’s collection rate of 82% of plastic packaging. Industry representatives also called for improved national recycling infrastructure, […]