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Did you know?... 2nd October, 2018

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Did you know?... 2nd October, 2018

Did you know?... To encourage customers to recycle plastic bottles, Tesco has begun trialling in-store recycling machines, which will pay customers for every plastic bottle returned. The trial will take place at selected stores in Borehamwood, Swansea, Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham. The first machine opens for customers in Borehamwood today (27 September) and will pay 10p for bottles returned. In addition, from 3 October customers will be able to reuse their own multi-use plastic containers when they buy meat, cheese or fish from deli and fish counters in UK stores.

Did you know?... New research commissioned by Coca-Cola Great Britain has found that 77%% of consumers find their homes the easiest place to recycle. Despite this, there’s still more to do – data released by WRAP has found that more than half (54%) of UK households dispose of at least one recyclable item in the general rubbish. While 67% of people agree that recycling should be an everyday norm for them, Brits said that clearer recycling guidelines on packaging (59%) and better information from local councils regarding what can and cannot be recycled (52%), would make recycling in the home easier.

Did you know?... Former Tyrrell's crisps boss David Milner has been appointed CEO of Lily’s Kitchen. Milner has been a non-executive director at the petfood supplier for the last four years and will become CEO from 2 October. He is set to replace current CEO and founder Henrietta Morrison. Morrison is taking up the new role of executive chair and global brand director.

 Did you know?... pladis, the global snacking company behind some the UK’s most-loved snacks, has launched a range of Halloween-themed cakes to celebrate the occasion. The range includes McVitie’s Jaffa Freaky cake bars, McVitie’s Jaffa Lemon and Slime cake bars, McVitie’s Digestives Beastly Bakes and McVitie’s Hobnobs Terrifying Toffee Apple Flapjacks. Available now across Grocery and Convenience channels, the cake range aims is aimed at an MRSP of £1.00.

Did you know?... Britain's markets watchdog has fined Tesco £16.4 million for failing to protect account holders at its bank from a "foreseeable" cyber attack two years ago. The Financial Conduct Authority said that in November 2016 cyber attackers exploited deficiencies in Tesco Bank's design of its debit card and in its financial crime controls. "Those deficiencies left Tesco Bank’s personal current account holders vulnerable to a largely avoidable incident that occurred over 48 hours and which netted the cyber attackers £2.26 million," the FCA said in a statement on Monday.

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