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Morrisons paper bags

News

Morrisons becomes first UK grocer to remove plastic bags from stores

2021-04-08T14:08:00+01:00By

Supermarket giant Morrisons has become the first grocery chain in the UK to completely eliminate plastic bags from its stores, a move it says will save 3,200 tonnes of plastic a year.

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Opinion

Ken Murphy: ‘What Tesco is doing to tackle climate change now’

2021-04-01T00:01:00+01:00By

The food we eat – how it is produced, processed and transported, how much we eat or waste – has a significant impact on the environment. Food is responsible for nearly a third of global greenhouse gas emissions and almost 70% of global biodiversity loss on land.

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Analysis

China boycotts H&M: Will Western brands have to choose between ethics and profits?

2021-03-29T06:44:00+01:00By , ,

Tensions between China and the West reached boiling point last week as several countries, including the UK, imposed sanctions over human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims and retail found itself caught in the crossfire.

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Analysis

Retail with purpose: how to pin down yours

2021-03-29T05:00:00+01:00By

More than ever, consumers are looking to shop with brands with purpose – those that share the same values as themselves. But how do retailers establish what their purpose is and how do they communicate it to staff and shoppers?

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