The Headliner Now that’s what I call a rubbish idea

The Headliner #71

25th May 2018

Now that’s what I call a ‘rubbish’ idea

Tesco is removing the ‘best before’ dates from some of its pre-packaged fruit and veg, in a bid to reduce food waste. Will getting rid of ‘best before’ stop perfectly good food from ending up in the bin? Or is it a recipe for confusion?

The Chelsea Flower show is underway and a slew of celebrities, including a gaggle of the Royal family, have already visited to admire the award-winning horticulture. But with corporate entertaining increasingly frowned upon – as companies strive to navigate new anti-corruption regulations – how much longer can the show go on?

Waitrose has announced it is changing the colour of its plastic bottle caps, from black to clear. The retailer claims black ones are harder to recycle and the move could save 17 million tons of plastic a year from going to landfill. Is our love affair with single-use plastic truly over? Or is 17 million tons just a drop in the ocean of plastic we throw away each year?

The interview is over. After nearly fifty years, Interview magazine – founded by Andy Warhol in 1969 and nicknamed “the Crystal Ball of Pop” – has closed down. It is the latest in a series of magazine closures. What would a fortune teller predict for the future of magazine publishing?