US grocer Giant Eagle to eliminate single-use plastics by 2025

The supermarket chain, which has 474 stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Maryland, is to launch a six-month pilot project testing reusable bags in a number of its locations

Stansted says compostable security bags are cleared for landing

London Stansted has become the first major airport in the UK to trial fully compostable bags at its security checkpoints

Lidl launches reusable fruit and veg bags in ‘UK first’

The grocer expects the move will help significantly reduce the amount of plastic used by its customers

The North Face turns old tents into new bags

The outdoor and lifestyle clothing company has teamed up with fashion designer Christopher Raeburn for the collection

Lidl bags
Lidl trials removal of 9p plastic bags in Wales

The supermarket chain plans to extend the move across the rest of the UK if it proves successful

Paper bags being trialled at Morrisons
Morrisons unveils new plans to get sustainable shopping in the bag

The supermarket is trialling a rollout of paper bags at its check-outs and raising the price of plastic bags

Waitrose gets plastic waste in the bag with compostable replacements

The supermarket has pledged to scrap single-use plastic carrier bags by March

Plastic bag charges ‘cut ocean waste by 30%’

The report says this shows the power of such levies to change customer behaviour

Morrisons bins single-use plastic bags

Morrisons is the latest supermarket to announce it will scrap single-use carrier bags. In a move to slash the amount of plastic waste it generates, the retailer will start phasing out the plastic bags from the beginning of March. It will mean customers will have to bring their own bags or pay 10p for a […]

Paterson plans to set standard for biodegradable bags

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has said he wants to set an industry standard for biodegradable carrier bags in tandem with the 5p charge on plastic bags announced by Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg. Bags which complied could be sold at a lower cost or avoid the new 5p bag charge entirely. Speaking at the Conservative […]