Posts By: Deborah Bates

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Packaging is crucial in hospitality industry, but balance is key

The latest report from sustainability body WRAP reveals that whilst packaging has a crucial role to play in the foodservice and hospitality industry, striking a good balance between protection and going over the top is key. Entitled ‘Overview of Waste in the UK Hospitality and Food Service (HaFS) Sector’, the report (the largest ever of its… Read more

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European Commission backtracks on olive oil change

The European Commission (EC) has scrapped its plans to force restaurants to serve olive oil only in ‘tamper-proof’ packaging rather than refillable bowls, jars or bottles. That’s according to, which revealed that after widespread criticism of the plans, the EC decided against making the change. It initially wanted to ban oil being served in refillable… Read more

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People’s lives most impacted by recloseable packing, survey finds

Over the past 25 years, recloseable packaging has had the most significant impact on European residents’ lives, reports. That’s according to a survey undertaken by DuPont, which revealed that of all the packaging breakthroughs made in the past quarter of a century, recloseable packaging has proven most useful to the general public. Twenty-seven per… Read more

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Ocado to support Morrisons’ e-commerce site

Ocado is to support Morrisons in its venture into the online shopping sector, reports. Previously, Morrisons had been concerned about how profitable an online grocery service would be, but after lagging behind its competitors thanks to its resistance, it decided to launch an e-commerce website by (at the latest) January 2014. Ocado will support it… Read more

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