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Scotland to consider banning disposable vapes

Scotland to consider banning disposable vapes

The First Minister of Scotland, Humza Yousaf, pledged to reduce vaping among non-smokers and youth and address the environmental impact of disposable vapes. The proposals include consulting on banning their sale and other appropriate measures. Research shows that nearly 20% of teenagers have experimented with vaping. Zero Waste Scotland estimated that in the last year,...

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Defra pushes back food waste reporting mandate

Defra pushes back food waste reporting mandate

The UK Government has announced that large food and drink companies will not be obligated to report their food waste until at least 2026. Although a mandate was initially promised in 2018, the deadline has now been pushed back. Defra, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has recently confirmed a delay in its...

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Expert applauds Morrisons move to reduce food waste

Expert applauds Morrisons move to reduce food waste

SUPERMARKET chain Morrisons has announced it is scrapping the ‘use by’ dates on its milk bottles in favour of consumers using the ‘sniff test’ to see whether the milk can still be used to prevent food waste. WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) estimates that one third of all food produced for humans is wasted...