UK Ethical Consumer Spending Hits Record High, Report Shows

Ethical consumer spending has hit record levels in the UK, according to a new report that reveals the total market – including food, drinks, clothing, energy and eco-travel – has swelled to over £41bn. Total ethical spending has risen almost fourfold in the past 20 years and outgrown all UK …

Supermarkets in Asia Are Now Using Banana Leaves Instead of Plastic Packaging

Supermarkets in Vietnam have adopted an initiative from Thailand that makes use of banana leaves instead of plastic as a packaging alternative. Supermarket in Chiangmai, Thailand earned praise on Facebook for coming up with the eco-friendly packaging after a local firm featured it on their page last week. The novel …

The Amount of Plastic Produced in a Year is Roughly the Same as the...

The former boss of Asda is calling for supermarkets to stop using plastic packaging saying billions of pounds of investment in recycling has failed to resolve the world’s plastic proliferation crisis. Andy Clarke, CEO of one of Britain’s biggest supermarket chains for six years, said the only solution was for …

IKEA Cooks Up Kitchen Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

IKEA has further expanded its portfolio of green products with the launch this week of a new range of sustainable kitchen fronts made using recycled plastics and wood. The KUNGSBACKA range has been manufactured from recycled PET bottles and reclaimed wood. Around 25 half litre PET bottles are used to …