Budweiser to stop using plastic for all its UK beer four-packs before 2021

Brewer plans to cut plastic use by 850 tonnes a year with new approaches to packagingBrewing firm Budweiser is to phase out single-use plastic pack rings from its entire range of UK-produced beer – which include the bestselling brands Stella Artois, Bu…

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Importers stockpile alcohol for Christmas to avoid Brexit drought

Companies rush to bring forward deliveries of champagne, wine, beer and spirits in time for the festive periodCompanies across Britain have begun stockpiling beer, wine and spirits to keep the alcohol flowing at Christmas as concerns grow that Brexit c…

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Importers stockpile alcohol for Christmas to avoid Brexit drought

Companies rush to bring forward deliveries of champagne, wine, beer and spirits in time for the festive periodCompanies across Britain have begun stockpiling beer, wine and spirits to keep the alcohol flowing at Christmas as concerns grow that Brexit c…

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Cheap booze and fags: the last gasp of government health policy | Richard Vize

Drowning our sorrows in duty-free whisky may be the only way to cope but as official policy, it stinksIn a government gearing up for an election, where every statement is supposed to be choreographed as part of a finely tuned grid of speeches and event…

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Why not scrap GDP and replace it with trees?

This week the Upside looked at some alternatives to the quest for endless economic growthIn May we asked you: what are the alternatives to endless economic growth? Dozens of you got in touch with tips and suggestions.And so we persuaded the Guardian ec…

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