According to a recent report, Attitudes Towards Ethical Foods in the UK, conducted by consumer, media and market research supplier Mintel, three-quarters of British people believe that they have a duty to recycle.Julie Sloan, senior market analyst at Mintel says: “People in Britain today are clearly moving towards more ethical lifestyles and are starting to realise that their actions have consequences.In such a climate, many companies may be hoping to improve their profile by projecting a more ethical stance.”Chevler Packaging’s plastics division, one of the UK’s leading food packaging specialists, supplies sandwich and patisserie boxing to bakeries and supermarkets.Part of its operation includes reducing waste, which in turn helps to cut costs.Twenty-four per cent waste is typical after plastic products have been moulded, so Chevler trims off this excess, collects it and returns it to the supplier for recycling.As a result, some of the sheet PVC supplied to the company contains recycled material, says Norman Chase of Chevler.Dr Liz Goodwin, director of materials for WRAP, the Waste & Resources Action Programme, says: “In recent research conducted by WRAP, 79% of consumers said they would feel ’more positive’ about a brand or a manufacturer that uses recycled plastic.”WRAP is a major government-funded UK programme, established to promote resource efficiency, waste minimisation, reuse and recycling.WRAP’s research found that large amounts of rigid plastic were not being recycled in the baking industry and so it funded a six-month trial for Axion’s mobile plastics recycling unit to travel to different areas in the UK and shred bakery waste.In a matter of seconds, the unit is able to shred bulky bakery waste, such as plastic trays, crates, containers, ingredient tubs and bins, which have traditionally been too expensive to recycle because of transportation costs.The trial ran from August until the end of October. Axion is now trying to find someone else to take over the recycling unit.Alternatives to PVC and non-biodegradeable packaging materials are also of growing importance to the industry, as consumers become more environmentally friendly.Some Scandinavian countries are putting, or have already put, regulations in force that ban PVC packaging for food. Marks & Spencer moved away from using PVC products, which are derived from oil and are non-biodegradable.It uses recycled PET (polyethylene terephthalate) across its lunchtime ’Food to Go…’ range of fresh sandwiches, salads, juices and smoothies.Another alternative, to non-biodegradeable packaging materials includes packaging made from PLA, an environmentally-friendly thermoplastic polymer, made from corn starch, which is biodegradeable and often cheaper, as it is not derived from oil.Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery, a chain of 44 shops located across north-west England, launched biodegradable packaging for its sliced bread sandwiches.According to the firm, the clear window is made from PLA, which degrades twice as fast as newspaper and three times as fast as wood, leaving no harmful residues.The coated board for the main body of the packs is Tecta, which is fully recyclable, and the inks for printing contain vegetable oils and natural resins.
LIVE RACING TO RESUME ON FRIDAY AT SANTA ANITA WITH A 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $405,029, EIGHT CONSOLATION TICKETS EACH WORTH $14,203.10TRACK OPEN FOR SIMULCAST WAGERING WITH FREE PARKING & ADMISSION ON WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY AT 10 A.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (May 5, 2019)–Live racing will resume with an eight-race card on Friday at Santa Anita and fans will be greeted by a 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $405,029.With $212,693 in “new” money wagered today, Sunday’s total Jackpot pool reached $569,025. Although there was no Single Ticket winner, there were eight consolation tickets with six winners, each worth a hefty $14,203.10.Santa Anita will again be open at 10 a.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday for simulcast wagering in the Grandstand Paddock Room. General Admission and parking are free both days.Santa Anita also offers free Club House and General Admission, as well as free General Parking, on Fridays, as well as two dollar beers and six dollar Specialty Cocktails, sponsored by Woodford Reserve.First post time on Friday is at 1 p.m. and approximate post time for Friday’s third race, the beginning of the Rainbow Six, is at 2 p.m. PT. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
XBTV INTRODUCES BREEDERS’ CUP PORTAL FEATURING CONTENDER WORKOUTS, ANALYSIS AND REPLAYS October 19, 2019 (Arcadia, CA) – XBTV, the premier online destination for exclusive video workouts, handicapping insights and analysis, has unveiled its 2019 Breeders’ Cup Portal providing racing fans, horsemen and handicappers free access to exclusive videos and blogs in advance of this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships on November 1 & 2, 2019 at Santa Anita Park.Sorted by Breeders’ Cup race and debuting in advance of the Monday’s Pre-Entry Deadline for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup, XBTV’s2019 Breeders’ Cup Portal includes:A growing library of more than 260 workouts from probable Breeders’ Cup horses stabled in California, New York, Florida and throughout the world.Replays of more than 75 prep races.Exclusive interviews with trainers, jockeys and owners.The Jeff Siegel Blog, including picks, wagering strategies and workout analysis.XBTV’s Current Top 5 Most Popular Breeders’ Cup VideosOmaha Beach’s October 16 WorkoutMidnight Bisou’s October 14 WorkoutMcKinzie’s October 10 WorkoutWar of Will’s October 16 WorkoutCatalina Cruiser’s October 12 WorkoutTo access XBTV’s Breeders’ Cup Portal, visit https://www.xbtv.com/breeders-cup/.Additional exclusive XBTV content will be added throughout the two weeks prior to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.Plus, a list of “In Today” horses who have recorded XBTV Video Workouts is available every day at Xpressbet.com, exclusively for Xpressbet customers. Sign up for a new Xpressbet account using Promo Code RELEASE to get a $100 Bonus.