Tag: waste

News & Trends

How the Packaging Industry Can Help Tackle Confectionery’s Big Waste Problem

June 2, 2023

Via: Retail TouchPoints

The confectionery industry continues to boom in the U.S. A recent study found that 2023 Easter candy sales exceeded projections, with Americans spending $3.3 billion on Easter candy alone. And Easter isn’t the only holiday to boost confectionery sales. Valentine’s […]


Reducing Food Waste: What Retailers Can Do

November 30, 2022

Via: Isabella Carter

Sustainable change in food value chains has become essential to political, scientific, and economic discourse. In the US alone, about 108 billion pounds of food is wasted each year, according to the non-profit organization Feeding America. That represents approximately 130 […]

News & Trends

Paper or reusable plastic?

August 15, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

For many in the retail and grocery industry, a commitment to sustainability begins with their choice of bag. Planet-friendly packaging and totes help with the reduction of waste and send a strong brand message to consumers. Both paper and reusable […]

FMCG products, Retail Types

Amazon slammed for “routine destruction” of millions of products as charities call for new ‘Amazon law’

July 28, 2021

Via: Charged

Amazon has been accused of “routine destruction of millions of perfectly good products” as charities call for new anti-waste laws to be brought in. Video recordings and photographs, published by ITV News and The Times, appear to show 3ft-high boxes […]

News & Trends, Suppliers

How Can Retailers Work Toward Zero-Waste Delivery?

March 16, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Meeting customer expectations is often easier said than done. And during the COVID-19 pandemic, where consumers have been doing more online shopping than ever before, meeting those expectations means incorporating a smooth home delivery experience with sustainability in mind. Online […]

News & Trends

Innovations Driving A Sustainable Retail Industry

August 22, 2019

Via: Independent Retailer

The retail industry produces an unprecedented amount of waste year after year, with much of that driven by customer returns and excess inventory. Each year around 5 billion pounds of returned goods end up in landfills and that doesn’t even […]


The Real Price of Beauty: Why the Cosmetics Industry Needs to Cut Down on Waste

August 18, 2019

Via: Natalie Dunn

In 2017, the global cosmetic products market was valued at around USD 532 billion—and is expected to reach USD 863 billion by 2024. That’s a lot of lipstick, powder, and creams. Plus, makeup and skincare have become more popular than […]

Retail Types, Stores

Why are fashion supply chains so wasteful?

August 1, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Camille Diane Tagle spent the first decade of her career designing for brands across the fashion spectrum, from the highest luxury to mass market. The amount of waste her operations alone generated was enough to make her question her career […]

Retail Types, Stores

Walmart unveils plan to reduce plastic packaging waste

February 27, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

When Walmart makes decisions, other retailers pay attention. The company’s latest push into sustainability may mark a turning point in how large businesses push for supply chain reform when it comes to packaging and plastics. It’s not the corporation’s first […]