November Sustainability Spotlight

The UK Refill Coalition has launched a pilot program at Aldi UK's Solihull store to combat single-use plastic waste. The initiative involves reusable bulk vessels for staple food and household items, reducing single-use plastic packaging in the supply chain. This enables retailers to offer refill products at lower prices. If successful, the Coalition plans to expand refill stations in stores and online. The new in-store solution replaces bulk dispensers with reusable vessels at refill stations.   

Scientists have created super plastic-eating enzymes that break down plastic waste in just a few days. These enzymes, a natural adaptation by certain bacteria to combat plastic pollution, offer a promising solution to the plastic waste crisis, significantly reducing the longevity of plastic waste and addressing environmental concerns. It's early days of course so conscious fashion purchases are still the way forward, afterall Refuse or Prevent is the first of 5x Rs.

Sport England are asking sports to do more to help fight against climate change as a condition of receiving funding

Sport England, which invests more than £300m of public money every year, intends to ask sports to do far more to fight the climate crisis as a condition of receiving funding. The radical move was signalled by the funding body who said that while his organisation planned to work closely with sports to help them decarbonise and better protect the environment “the status quo is no longer an option”.


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