Sussex-based co-op Infinity Foods has released a statement around its stance on plastic packaging to offer a detailed answer to the question it is frequently asked: why is its own label range not packed in biodegradable or compostable material?
Alternative Foods is proclaiming its Alternative Cakes range a ‘new kind of ethical all-plant treat’ due to its use of the naturally occurring protein aquafaba instead of egg.
Natural and organic skincare brand Weleda has partnered with recycling experts Terracycle to ensure that all Weleda packaging can be recycled within the UK.
Natural beauty pioneer Faith in Nature is reviving a scheme from its early days, encouraging customers to return product containers to its manufacturing facilities.
With 2018 already behind us, we can now say with some certainty that it was the year of plastic, or to be more precise, of the anti- plastic momentum.
Manchester-based natural and organic baby care brand Good Bubble has announced that it is swapping to sustainable, recycled plastic packaging as part of the brand’s sustainability mission to cut its carbon footprint in half by 2020.
Natural skincare shop WiDEYE has opened its third UK branch in Gardner Street within Brighton’s North Laines, following the launch of its Bournemouth store in May.
Working with the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), Dairy brand The Collective has found a solution to an issue with the recyclability of its black plastic lids.
US eco-friendly bottled water company JUST Goods Inc has launched JUST Water onto the UK market, in the first step of a major global expansion.
Single-use plastic bags are a big contributor to our plastic filled oceans, but with Carrinet Veggio you can ditch the small plastics bags used for veg.
Research has revealed that the majority (67%) of organic consumers expect produce to be packaged in a more environmentally-friendly way than non-organic.
‘Putting it on the plastic’ took on a new meaning at The Rubbish Café, launched by Ecover in London on 2 May, which ran for three days and accepted only plastic waste as currency.
In light of the Government’s recent announcements about the consultation process due to take place later this year on plastics, The Planet Mark (a globally recognized sustainability certification) has published a Guide to Plastic Consumption and How to Reduce It.
The Government’s ongoing narrative around tackling waste and pollution generated from single-use plastic could see cotton buds, coffee stirrers and plastic straws added to Theresa May’s environmental action plan.
An enzyme which is able to digest some of the most common plastics polluting the environment has been engineered by scientists in the UK and the US. The research, led by teams at the University of Portsmouth and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is being suggested as a possible recycling […]
The Natural History Museum (NHM) is to become the first British outlet to sell Life Water’s new zero-plastic canned spring water in its cafés.
Further developments in the Government’s proposed new plastics policy have today been announced, with Michael Gove, environment secretary, confirming ministers plan to introduce a plastic bottle deposit scheme.
In a move welcomed by campaigners for environmental and wildlife welfare, the chancellor Phillip Hammond is expected to announce a ‘call for evidence’ in next week’s budget on how a proposed tax on single-use plastics could reduce the impact of discarded plastic packaging on the environment.
Neal’s Yard Remedies has become the first high street chain retailer to offer free water refill stations to customers nationwide.
Ahead of Natural & Organic Products Europe (NPE) in April, show organizer Diversified Communications has been hearing from industry figures about trends, innovation, opportunities, challenges and the ‘ones to watch’ for 2018.
Mary-Jane’s Coffee opens its first CBD café
June 21, 2019 Jane Wolfe
The man behind Mary-Jane’s Coffee, Jon Antoniou, has opened the South West’s first CBD cafe in Bristol’s Whiteladies Road in a bid to provide ‘a quality, affordable and great-tasting way to take CBD daily’.
News in brief
Chunky Chocolate and Chunky Orange Chocolate with Baobab are the first bars from Prodigy Snacks, a start-up which uses clean, natural ingredients with nutritional benefits to reimagine classic chocolate favourites. Bells & Whistles has launched a new vegan cake line in three flavours: Berry & Cashew, Nut Truffle and Ginger & Apricot. The gluten-, milk- […]
BetterYou reveals new-look website
Natural health brand BetterYou has unveiled its updated website, betteryou.com, with a fresh new look and feel as well as some added initiatives designed to enhance performance and delivery.
Government pressed to ban cartoons on unhealthy food for kids
Campaign groups are calling on the UK Government to ban the use of cartoon characters on the packaging of unhealthy products aimed at children, and to mandate traffic light nutrition labelling to facilitate parents to make healthier choices.
Beyond the little bottles
June 12, 2019 Ross Harris
From the yoghurt drinks of the ‘90s to Unilever’s recent investment in ‘happy bacteria’ skincare, probiotics are still a hot topic – but consumer confusion is rife, discovers Kate Miller, and puzzling legislation isn’t helping (more…)
The carbon pawprint
A far cry from the proverbial dogs’ dinner, the pet industry is now booming with healthier and greener options. From zero waste shampoo bars to premium natural and organic foods, Sharna Waid finds out what retailers are stocking to meet the demands of a growing community of eco-conscious pet parents (more…)
As more consumers seek alcohol-free, low-sugar and sustainably produced beverages, Jane Wolfe speaks with some natural and organic soft drinks brands to discover how they are ticking all the boxes (more…)
The heart of the matter
Dr Decker Weiss is a naturopathic cardiologist with an important message about inflammation. Here, Rosie Greenaway relays some of the key messages conveyed during his 2018 retailer roadshow, and discovers why ignoring the red flags could be catastrophic for cardiovascular health
Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply mud to your skin in order to cleanse it, but the skin-enhancing benefits of mineral-rich mud have been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries. Antipodes® uses white volcanic mud sourced from central New Zealand’s dramatic central plateau in its new Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask […]
Setting Industry standards for Golden quality CBD Products
Over the past few years Hemp and its CBD-rich extracts have made a stunning entrance to the nutraceutical business. More and more people are now commenting on the wonderful health benefits of supplementing their diet with natural phytocannabinoids and new CBD oil brands pop-up regularly as a result.
As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
My Oradent tooth powder is neither a drug nor a medicine. Suitable for all consumers and also for vegans and vegetarians. Why in powder form? Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste. Plus, My Oradent does not contain fluoride, is non-toxic and is also safe for children. […]