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'Best Before' or 'Use By'? New Date Label Study Identifies Food Waste Reduction Opportunities for EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan

20 February 2018
The European Union food labelling regulation states that most pre-packed food products must display either a “use by” or a “best before” date. These dates are the source of some confusion amongst consumers, resulting in good food being thrown away... Read More

A Look at "Greener Products": Product Innovation Tools

13 February 2018
The “Greener Products” blog series discusses progress made in the landscape of product sustainability, sharing insights from an Anthesis-authored chapter in the new edition of the book Greener Products: The Making and Marketing of Sustainable Brands... Read More

PSRT 2017 Year in Review

01 February 2018
Anthesis would like to extend a huge thank you to the Product Sustainability Roundtable (PSRT) members for another great year in 2017! Here we will share some of the highlights. But first, make sure you are ready to mark your calendar to join us for... Read More

Investing Responsibly: 2018 Outlook on ESG

30 January 2018
Following a busy 2017, and speaking with dozens of Private Equity sector clients along the way, Anthesis offers the following insights into ESG-related themes and anticipated trends for 2018. Read More

China Contaminated Waste Ban – EAC Launch Inquiry but is the Solution Already Out There?

19 January 2018
In our second blog on the Chinese waste ban, Mark Sayers takes a look at the risks and costs to the waste management and export sectors, and the opportunities for investment in UK infrastructure. Read More

The Future of Plastic and Sustainable Packaging - How Should Business Respond to Plastic-mania?

18 January 2018
Packaging is very much in the spotlight, but some of the solutions being advocated make little environmental sense. Business should use this crisis to make meaningful changes with real long-term benefits for health and the environment, argues Debbie... Read More

How a New Financial System for Farmers Could Enhance Natural Capital

17 January 2018
At the recent Oxford Farming Conference, Environment Secretary Michael Gove spoke on how the provision of financial support for farmers would change post-Brexit. He mentioned, at several points in his speech, about the need to base any future scheme... Read More

25 Year Environment Plan - Definitive Action Needed

11 January 2018
Today saw both the UK Secretary of State for Environment and Prime Minister Theresa May announce an extension of the tax on carrier bags, hot on the heels of the "latte levy" and amid a chorus of calls to reform Extended Producer Responsibility... Read More

UK ‘Latte Levy’ – Eye-Catching, But Wider Reform Is Needed

05 January 2018
Today’s publication of the report by the House of Common's Environmental Audit Committee on coffee cups reflects a wider public interest in sustainable production and consumption. Such interest has driven a policy debate that is focussed on very... Read More

Introducing the New Series: A Look at "Greener Products"

20 December 2017
Our latest blog series will discuss progress made in the landscape of product sustainability, sharing insights from an Anthesis-authored chapter in the new edition of the book by product sustainability expert Al Iannuzzi of Johnson&Johnson. Read More

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