No More Miniatures: Unilever helps Holiday Inn-owner cut single-use plastic

A global collaboration between IHG Hotels & Resorts and consumer goods giant Unilever aims to replace bathroom miniatures with ‘bulk amenities’ in over 4,000 hotels in a bid to crackdown on the use of single-use plastics. Under the deal, Unilever’s largest brand, Dove is to supply full-size hand wash, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and body … Read more

Greener cleaning? Unilever and Genomatica team up to develop biotech alternatives to palm oil

Unilever is sinking millions of pounds into a plan to scale up the production of a plant-based ingredient that could curb the use of palm oil and fossil fuels in its extensive household product range. The consumer goods giant announced this morning that it had partnered with US biotech firm Genomatica on a £120m venture … Read more

Carbon Credits: Google and Unilever among firms ‘road testing’ new code of practice

A provisional code of practice that aims to “bring integrity to corporate claims made about voluntary use of carbon credits” is to be road tested by a host of leading businesses, including global giants such as Google, Unilever, and Hitachi. The provisional code was launched today by the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI) and … Read more

Packet In: Pilot launched for household collection of flexible plastic

Industry-led consortium aims to recruit local authorities to take part in new FlexCollect project A three-year pilot to understand how to incorporate flexible plastics–used in the packaging of many consumer goodsinto household recycling services has been launched this week by an industry-led consortium, ahead of the government’s goal to introduce consistent nationwide recycling collections across … Read more