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Mr Kipling swaps out black plastic trays for clear ones

Premier Foods has switched out black plastic packaging across its Mr Kipling cakes and pies range for clear plastic trays.

Plastic straw ban to come into force in April 2020

Plastic straws and drink stirrers are to be banned in England from April 2020.

Businesses must ‘step up to the plate’ to cut food waste

Businesses in the retail and foodservice sector have been urged by the government to take ‘ground-breaking action’ to reduce the mountain of food waste produced in the UK.

Pizzas and mince pies help Asda meet plastic target

Changes to plastic packaging on pizza bases and mince pie boxes are among actions that have helped Asda meet its plastic reduction target for 2018.

Allied adds recycling logo to bread bags

Allied Bakeries is to add a recycling logo to the front of Kingsmill and Burgen bread bags to encourage more consumers to recycle them.

Packaging makers seek to boost plastic recyclability

Packaging manufacturers Macpac and Quinn Packaging have unveiled new plastic packaging products that offer more environmentally friendly end-of-life solutions than their standard counterparts.

Michael Gove appoints first food waste champion

Ben Elliot has been appointed the Government’s first food surplus and waste champion to help promote awareness of food waste.

Pladis seeks increase in biscuit wrapper recycling

McVitie’s owner Pladis has unveiled a three-pronged strategy to help improve the recyclability of its packaging, including extending its partnership with recycling firm TerraCycle.

Bakery giants pledge to halve food waste by 2030

Hovis, Warburtons and Premier Foods are among 90 of the UK’s biggest food retailers and suppliers to pledge to halve food waste by 2030 as part of a “ground-breaking” industry roadmap.

Hovis fights emissions with all-electric lorries

Hovis has introduced electric vehicles to its fleet in a move that would help prepare the “business for a lower carbon future”, according to Nish Kankiwala, CEO of Hovis.

Revealed: how to cut the carbon footprint of sarnies

Sandwich manufacturers could reduce the carbon footprint of their products by as much as 50% through recipe changes and waste reduction, a study by The University of Manchester has found.

Bread helping to destroy the planet? – The industry reacts

Scientists this week published research claiming a single loaf produced in the UK contributes as much to global warming as more than half a kilogram (kg) of carbon dioxide. It’s a claim that has left some industry experts ‘bemused’.

Peter Alexander-Fitzgerald, vice chair, CPRW, presents the award to Robin Jones, MD and Ashley Dawson, business and sustainability executive at Village Bakery
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Village Bakery gains sustainability award

Wrexham-based Village Bakery has been presented with an environmental and social sustainability award by the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW).

New patisserie course from Mark Bennett

Award-winning Dorset-based baker Mark Bennett is to run a patisserie course in May, following the success of Bakery Excellent, and Bake French last year.

Real Bread Campaign to consult supporters over labelling

A delegation from the Real Bread Campaign (RBC) has met with government representatives to discuss the RBC’s demand for legislation.

Carrier bag charge comes into force

From today English shoppers will have to pay 5p for plastic carrier bags at the checkout.

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