Amazon under fire for new packaging that cannot be recycled

Use of plastic envelopes branded a ‘major step backwards’ in fight against pollutionAmazon has been criticised by environmental groups and customers after introducing a range of plastic packaging that cannot be recycled in the UK.While supermarkets and…

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Online shoppers and Amazon Prime Day lift UK retail sales

Small rise confounds City forecasts as even troubled department stores record increaseOnline spending bolstered UK retail sales last month, while department stores notched up their first increase this year, as consumers shrugged off Brexit fears.The qu…

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UK consumers switch to online streaming en masse

Retailers suffer as DVD, CD and video games sales plunge by up to a fifthSales of DVDs, CDs and video games plunged by almost a fifth in the three months to the end of June, as consumers ditch physical products for online streaming.Specialist retailers…

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Shop til they drop: the play that takes us inside an Amazon warehouse

Using testimonies from anonymous workers, a new Edinburgh show explores what it’s like to work for the world’s richest company. Its creators takes us on a fact-finding tourA black box floats beneath our feet, containing a barrel of whey protein, 24 can…

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