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EnvoNEWS | Feb 2022

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Despite being the shortest month of the year, February made great strides in the road to Net Zero. From cocktail party rhetoric to front page news, sustainability is finally where it deserves to be – centre stage. A global study conducted by IPSOS has found that 75% of respondents want single-use plastic banned and from Delhi to Dubai, green is (finally) the colour! While Delhi’s ban on the entry of single-use plastic from July this year is expected to reduce plastic production, Dubai’s free doorstep recycling service will help reduce waste, close the loop and perpetuate the circular economy. Just next door, news coming out of Abu Dhabi suggests single-use plastics could be banned in the Emirati capital by the end of this year!

Moving from governments to conglomerates, F&B giant Heinz has agreed to set a firm virgin plastic reduction target by March 2023, following their engagement with non-profit As You Sow. British supermarket chain Morrisons are about to change their in-house milk bottles from plastic to paper cartons, which are easier to collect and recycle. Super duper! If you thought it couldn’t get any sweeter, renowned chocolate-maker Guylian has announced a total rebrand to make everything about them completely sustainable- from their cocoa beans to their packaging. Known for their iconic chocolate sea-shells, they’re clearly concerned about all the plastic waste that washes up on sea-shores!

Continuing with the sweetness, we’re thrilled to announce that envoPAP has won the Global Green Business Award for the Most Innovative Sustainable Packaging Manufacturer in the UK

Pro-Planet News

Free doorstep recycling service expands to Dubai

A new recycling service that offers a free pickup service from your home is now available to some residents of Dubai.

Single-use plastic bags could be banned in Abu Dhabi by end of 2022

Monir Bou Ghanem, senior adviser to the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, said there were 15 to 16 items that would be targeted by the new scheme.
Three in four people worldwide want single-use plastics to be banned as soon as possible, according to a poll released last week.
All manufacturers, retailers, shopkeepers and the general public have been asked not to keep any stock of single-use plastic beyond June 30, 2022.

Industry Insights

Kraft Heinz agrees to set virgin plastic reduction target

The Kraft Heinz Co., the third-largest food and beverage company in North America, has agreed to set a goal to reduce total virgin plastic use.

Morrisons to swap plastic milk bottles with paper cartons

The retailer says fresh milk is currently one of the biggest users of plastic packaging within UK supermarkets, accounting for approximately 10% of all plastic used.
Chocolaterie Guylian, world famous for its chocolate sea shells, is carrying out a thorough rebranding.

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