WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT?
What has caught our attention in the news this fortnight…
It has been the preserve of the British breakfast for two centuries but now it seems marmalade could soon be toast. Consumer experts say an old-fashioned image and millennials’ distaste for bits in their spreads are contributing to falling sales. Interestingly, just ten per cent of marmalade is sold to households with children, so generations are growing up without sampling its delights. Paddington would not be amused!
Coffee cup recycling
Big yellow bins are being introduced to the City of London to try to solve the problem of only one in 400 take-away coffee cups being recycled. The bins are part of an initiative to collect more than half a million cups a month in the capital – and send them off to specialist recycling centres. Every day, up to seven million coffee cups are thrown away across the UK, with less than one per cent of those cups thought to be recycled because standard recycling facilities are unable to separate the inner plastic lining from the paper. Wouldn’t it be great to see these bins in every city across the nation? Perhaps the big coffee chains could help fund them?