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Cooped up in a box

Brushing up their act

There was a story doing the rounds in German industry a few years ago about the ridiculous randomness of legislation designed to cut packaging waste. I never saw confirmation of it, but it’s worth sharing. Apparently some authority decided that toothpaste cartons were unnecessary, even though companies using too much packaging has to pay “recycling tax” under the Green Dot … Continue reading


Green cakes and excess packaging

According to a Local Government Association report released in October 2007, up to 40% of packaging used by leading UK supermarkets cannot be recycled. This includes leading names like Marks & Spencer (the worst offender) but also a big German retailer: Lidl, rapped for the worst wrapping on a “standard basket of 29 goods”. I was surprised Lidl scored badly. … Continue reading