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MPs want 25p 'latte levy' to boost recycling rates

Disposable coffee cups should be sold with a 25p “latte levy” to reduce waste and boost recycling rates, according to a new report. MPs on the Environment Audit Committee say the charge would encourage consumers to bring their own reusable cups. The money raised from those who refused would …

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MusicMagpie to swoop onto London stock market

The owner of the MusicMagpie website, which helps consumers trade in unwanted ‎games consoles and mobile phones, is plotting a swoop onto the London stock market. Sky News has learnt that Entertainment Magpie Holdings has asked investment banks to pitch for a role on an initial public offering of …

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Toshiba to sell troubled Westinghouse unit

Toshiba’s troubled nuclear division, Westinghouse Electric, is set to be acquired by a Canadian company in a deal valued at $4.6bn (£3.4bn).The deal, which was announced by Westinghouse, would resolve the fate of a business that has weighed on the future of the Japanese conglomerate.Westinghouse filed for bankruptcy protection …

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Colman's to leave Norwich base after 160 years

Media playback is unsupported on your device Mustard maker Colman’s is to leave its base in Norwich where the condiment has been produced for 160 years.Colman’s, which employs 113 people at its site in the city, will move its production to Burton-on-Trent and Germany.The GMB union described the closure …

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Fans stockpile Irn-Bru before recipe change

It is often called Scotland’s favourite beverage, with a distinctive caramel colour and heady taste derived from a 106-year-old recipe. So it comes as no surprise that attempts to meddle with the ingredients of Irn-Bru have prompted outrage. More than 9,000 people have signed a “Hands off our Irn-Bru” …

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Waitrose bans sale of high-caffeine energy drinks to under-16s

Waitrose is to ban the sale of high-caffeine energy drinks to children aged under 16.The supermarket said customers buying drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre would be asked to prove their age from 5 March.It follows concerns over the impact of sugar and caffeine on children.The …

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