Johnnie Walker whisky to be sold in paper bottles

Good News Notes: “Johnnie Walker, the whisky which traces its roots back 200 years, will soon be available in paper bottles. Diageo, the drinks giant that owns the brand, said it plans to run a trial of the new environmentally-friendly packaging from next year. While most Johnnie Walker is sold in glass bottles, the firm…

Aldi pledges to halve plastic packaging by 2025

Good News Notes: “Aldi has committed to halve the volume of plastic packaging it uses in the UK by 2025, a move it estimates will prevent 74,000 tonnes of plastic packaging from reaching supermarket shelves. In plans revealed late last week, the UK’s fifth-largest supermarket said it would work to meet its new goals by…

India’s youth take on plastic pollution

Good News Notes: “Curiosity is what has motivated the young people to take part in the Tide Turners Plastic Challenge. They share Jane Goodall’s enthusiasm for learning about nature and how they can make the world a better place. Tide Turners educates young people about single-use plastics, encouraging them to alter their attitude towards plastic…

Public invited to thank local heroes with celebrity-designed charity pins

Good News Notes: “Some of the UK’s biggest music, sport and screen stars have tried their hand at designing for a new volunteer-driven campaign recognising the unsung heroes of the Covid-19 lockdown. #PinYourThanks sees a range of pin badges dubbed the ‘people’s medal’ created for the public to buy and gift to people who did…

Celebrity story time: stars reading to raise funds for charity

Good News Notes: “A host of stars are supporting charities this month by reading famous and favourite stories aloud to raise funds for their appeals, from Andy Serkis’s Hobbitathon, to Cate Blanchett, Eddie Redmayne and others helping out with a reading of James and the Giant Peach.” View the whole story here: https://fundraising.co.uk/2020/05/26/celebrity-story-time-stars-reading-to-raise-funds-for-charity/

McDonald’s UK Happy Meals Will Be Plastic Toy Free

Good News Notes: “This is exciting news and I wish all fast-food restaurants would follow suit! My toddler loves to get a kids meal especially when a little toy comes with the meal. She normally plays with the item while we are at the restaurant then once we are home she shows no interest in…

Random Acts of Kindness That’ll Give You Hope

Good News Notes: “Life as we know it has changed significantly as the novel coronavirus pandemic spreads across countries and continents around the world. From closed restaurants and bars to spending more time indoors, staying at home and away from friends and family has become a way of life. Thankfully, acts of kindness, no matter…

Shell Sets Net-Zero Target for 2050, Emphasizing Power and Renewables

Good News Notes: “Shell on Thursday announced a net-zero emissions target for 2050, becoming the second major European oil company after BP to embrace such a goal. An expanded power business will make the biggest contribution to the shift but renewables investment will play a major role. The British-Dutch firm will also target ‘Scope 3’ emissions, which encompass the end…

Half of Britain’s best-loved butterfly species see numbers increase

Good News Notes: “Hopeful springtime news has arrived – butterfly numbers are rising.  Last year was their most prolific since 1997, with more than half of species seeing a population increase.  The number of red admirals tripled, figures from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme show. There were almost 12 times more painted ladies and more…