The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

Tesco and Loop team for reusable packaging trial

Tesco has partnered with Loop to enable customers to buy products in reusable packaging that can be returned to be cleaned and reused.

World Record-holder Paula Radcliffe endorses Indy Health Week

Paula Radcliffe MBE is backing the Indy Health Week campaign, launched by Viridian Nutrition, which runs this month from 23-31 October.

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Rhythm 108’s new Vegan Chocolate Truffle Selection gift box contains a mix of M’lk, Dark and White Swiss Vegan Chocolate Truffles.

Earthshot Prize awards ‘ground-breaking’ environmental solutions

After a ten-month global search, the first winners of the prestigious Earthshot Prize have been named at London's Alexandra Palace.

British Business Bank: SMEs must ‘prioritize decarbonization’

SMEs account for a third of greenhouse gas emissions, while lagging behind larger businesses in net zero efforts, says British Business Bank.

EcoVibe saves 1,500 acres of threatened rainforest

EcoVibe has announced that through its partnership with the Rainforest Trust it has saved 1,563 acres of tropical rainforest and habitats.

The Cornish Health Store owner marks 24 years

Natural health retailer Karen Williams has celebrated 24 years as owner of The Cornish Health Store, having worked there since 1991.

Call to action for SMEs ahead of COP26

Sustainable Beauty Coalition’s advisory board members hear benefits of pledging support to the SME Climate Commitment ahead of COP26.

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After stiff competition, Alara Wholefoods has won Sustainable Initiative of the Year Award at this year’s Grocer Gold Awards.

Lavera formulates new ‘sleeping’ skincare line

Lavera has created a new ‘sleeping range’ to specifically target the skin during its nightly repair phase when cell regeneration doubles.

Herb UK announces acquisition of Bio-Health Ltd

In what is described as a ‘family affair’, New Forest-based Herb UK has completed the purchase of natural supplements company Bio-Health Ltd.

Organ(y)c announces Nottingham Wildcats basketball sponsorship

Organ(y)c has announced a partnership with the Nottingham Wildcats basketball club and its professional WBBL academy programme.

Global cosmetics consortium launches for environmental impact assessment

Henkel, L’Oréal, LVMH, Natura & Co and Unilever announce global consortium to develop environmental impact assessment for cosmetics products.

Vegan Society report shows 97% of shoppers want more vegan cosmetics

A new report by The Vegan Society has found that 97% of British shoppers want more vegan-verified cosmetics and toiletries.

Tisserand provides at home spa experience with new collection

Tisserand Aromatherapy’s new Nature’s Spa collection has launched with a Bath Soak, Body Wash, Hand Wash and Hand & Body Soap.

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Made with oats grown by Oatmeal of Alford in Aberdeenshire, Gluten Free Scottish Oats is the latest SKU to join Alara’s Net Zero Food range.

Concerns voiced as Natasha’s Law takes effect

Natasha’s Law came into effect on 1 October but many businesses reported a lack of preparedness and the regulations were met with confusion.

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In an interview series, Collaborate to Zero, Mark Jankovich, CEO of Delphis Eco, will discuss how we can collaborate to a zero carbon world.

SA-certified products join Amazon Climate Pledge Friendly

Organic brands can expect ‘a welcome online boost’ as certified products now have the chance to enhance their trade on Amazon.

Defra’s plans to ‘unlock power of GE’ questioned by organic sector

Defra's plans to overturn existing EU legislation and ‘unlock the power of gene editing’ (GE) in the UK have been met with unease by OF&G.