Evian launches new recycling reward scheme at Wimbledon

Evian’s ‘Return4Reward’ is a new digital reward scheme launched in partnership with the digital green-tech company, Reward4Waste, which aims to encourage recycling behaviour and support recycling rates at Wimbledon 2022.

The Waste Hierarchy Explained!

Have you heard of the words “waste hierarchy” mentioned in relation to waste and recycling? The waste hierarchy is a system that ranks different types of waste from most to least environmentally friendly. We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to help you understand it a bit better. What is the Waste Hierarchy? The Waste Hierarchy […]

Almost 9 in 10 UK adults don’t know what the circular economy is

A new survey of over 2,000 people suggests 87% of UK adults are unaware of what the circular economy is. Commissioned by YoungPlanet, the sustainability platform says this shows a “lack of understanding around one of the most important consumer behaviours that can help reduce carbon emissions”. It says experts predict that circular economy strategies […]

Greenzone staff have fun for charity ahead of the Platinum Jubilee

Bunting, Afternoon Teas and a “Royal” Visit ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend.  In the run up to the bank holiday weekend, Greenzone staff have been getting ready for the Platinum Jubilee. Our offices were decorated with Union Jack bunting and flags and stocks of Jubilee-related head-gear arrived daily!  The Eatzone team pulled out all […]

Councils to trial flexible plastic collections

Up to nine councils are to trial household collection of flexible plastic packaging, under a scheme called FlexCollect, launched last week The trial comes ahead of the expected requirement for local authorities to collect films under the consistent collections regime from 2027. Paid for by the £2.9m Flexible Plastic Fund set up by the EcoSurety […]

Lidl launches new “smart” laundry detergent refill station

Lidl is introducing a new “smart” laundry detergent refill station with the aim of reducing plastic and reducing costs for consumers. In partnership with Algramo, Lidl has launched a refill station at its Kingswinford store as part of a 6-month trial to measure the performance of laundry detergent refill stations. Lidl says using the refill […]

Research finds packaging sustainability influences Gen Z shopping choices

Packaging sustainability influences the online shopping habits of more than half of Gen Zs, according to new research from packaging manufacturer and consultancy Duo. Research of 1,036 Gen Z consumers found that 56% are less inclined to buy from a retailer again or would look for a different retailer in the future if delivery packaging […]

Manchester City players wear PUMA shirts made using repurposed football jerseys

Ahead of their premier league match against Watford last Saturday, Manchester City players walked onto the pitch wearing special PUMA jerseys made using repurposed football shirts as part of PUMA’s recycling project RE:JERSEY. PUMA says the aim of RE:JERSEY is to “reduce waste and pave the way towards more circular production models in the future”. […]

Burger King UK to trial reusable and returnable packaging!

https://www.greenzoneuk.com/food-waste/Burger King UK to trial reusable and packaging. The scheme was announced as part of Burger King UK’s target to be 0% single use plastics by 2025. The pilot has seen Burger King UK partnering with the global re-use platform, Loop and will run from 26 April 2022 to 5 September 2022, across 5 trial […]

Every Can Counts – rainbow installation in Newcastle

Grey’s Monument has been made more colourful for Earth Day with the arrival of the Every Can Counts rainbow installation in Newcastle city centre. The impressive rainbow arch, measuring four metres high and seven metres wide, is made up from over 2,500 recycled drink cans. It was installed by Every Can Counts in collaboration with […]