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Nestle is swapping plastic wrappers on Japanese KitKats for recyclable origami paper

Nestle Japan is introducing new paper packaging (Picture: Nestle/Metro.co.uk)
Heres proof that cutti..

Nestle Japan is introducing new paper packaging (Picture: Nestle/Metro.co.uk)

Heres proof that cutting down on plastic doesnt have to be a boring slog.

Nestle is trying out a replacement for plastic packaging thats actually fun as well as environmentally friendly.

Over in Japan (where KitKats are a big deal, FYI, and come in a load of fancy flavours), a number of mini KitKats will ditch their plastic packaging in favour of paper.

This isnt just any old paper. This is paper that comes with instructions for making a paper crane, to encourage customers to use their packaging for origami rather than just chucking it away.

If you dont fancy fiddling around with folding, though, you can pop this paper wrapping straight in the recycling bin.

But isnt it a nice idea to create an incentive around using less plastic, and to make packaging feel less disposable?

Nestle is replacing the plastic wrapping on Japanese Kit Kats with paper versions that can be made into origami
The new paper can be used for origami (Picture: Nestle Japan)

The whole idea is encouraging reuse and repurposing, which are concepts we can all get behind.

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Nestle says that by making this change on its big bags of miniature KitKats, it expects to save 380 tonnes of plastic every year.

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The initiative is part of the companys commitment to only use 100% recyclable and reusable packaging by the time we hit 2025. Earlier this year the brand launched a snack bar in completely recyclable packaging that degrades in a marine environment within six months. Considering normal snack packaging would take 450 years to degrade, thats quite the improvement.

Now can someone bring these ideas to the UK and make them more widespread?

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Wetherspoons adds first plant-based fake meat burger to the menu

The new burger is made to feel and taste like meat (Picture: JD Wetherspoon)
When youre after some v..

The new burger is made to feel and taste like meat (Picture: JD Wetherspoon)

When youre after some vegan grub, Wetherspoons likely isnt the first place you think to go.

For pints, sure. But plant-based meals?

That could be set to change with the pub brands newest addition to the menu.

JD Wetherspoon has teamed up with startup The Meatless Farm – the UK rival to those Impossible and Beyond Meat burgers youve heard about – to create a vegan burger with the taste and texture of meat.

The burgers first landed on the menu early this year. Now, after a successful six-month trial in 40 Wetherspoons pubs, itll be available at all 880 Wetherspoons branches.

You may have sampled The Meatless Farms offering before – they sell their plant-based mince, burgers, and sausages in loads of major supermarkets.

Made of pea, soy and rice protein, chicory root, and carrot fibre, the burger is designed to have that meaty feel that will convert even the staunchest carnivores to give it a go.

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While Wetherspoons already does a vegetarian burger, this will be the first ever vegan patty the pub has sold.

Its served with a side of chips and onion rings for around £6 (prices vary depending on which Wetherspoon you head to).

Wetherspoons head of catering, Jameson Robinson, said: We are keen to offer vegetarian and vegan pub-goers an excellent choice of meals to enjoy at Wetherspoon.

The plant-based burger is a great addition to the menu and we are confident that it will prove popular with vegetarians and vegans as well as those who eat meat.

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Heinz team up with Hummingbird Bakery to launch ketchup and beans flavour cakes

Were… not sure (Picture: Hummingbird)
We all know somebody who loves condiments a bit too much.

The..

Were… not sure (Picture: Hummingbird)

We all know somebody who loves condiments a bit too much.

The one who drowns their roast dinner in ketchup, or eats lasagna with a squirt of salad cream on the side.

But are condiment cupcakes a step too far? Heinz has teamed up with the famous Hummingbird Bakery to create a range of cakes inspired by the beans manufacturers iconic products.

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Sweet and savoury sometimes works… right? (Picture: Hummingbird)

The cupcake flavours include ketchup, beans, mayo, salad cream and tomato soup – and were not sure how to feel about them.

The launch of the cakes this Friday is to celebrate the birthday of company founder, Henry John Heinz.

Each of the six Hummingbird Bakery branches in London is giving away 25 of the cakes for free, on a first-come, first-served basis. After that, youll be able to buy them for £3.45 each.

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OK, we just need to try one (Picture: Hummingbird)

But do we really need a mayo flavoured cupcake? And how does a tomato soup flavoured cake even work? Were not sure, but were definitely intrigued.

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Heinz notoriously enjoy playing with their classic flavours. Only recently they launched their Saucy Sauce – a hybrid mayo/ketchup condiment. And plenty of people were excited about the launch of a Heinz Beanz pizza.

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Zizzi launches jackfruit pepperoni pizza and its completely vegan

The pizza is entirely vegan (Picture: Zizzi)
Attention, plant-based pals: Zizzi has launched a new v..

The pizza is entirely vegan (Picture: Zizzi)

Attention, plant-based pals: Zizzi has launched a new vegan pizza and it sounds amazing.

The new jackfruit pepperoni pizza comes in partnership with plant-based protein company Jack & Bry.

The Jackfruit Italian Hot is topped with a new kind of pepperoni to create a vegan alternative to the classic, so now vegans dont have to miss out on enjoying circles of meaty joy.

The plant-based pizza, which costs £10.75, is the first vegan dish to be permanently added to the Zizzi menu, and has been voted as the Best Vegan Pizza at the PETA Vegan Food Awards 2019.

The new pizza comes topped with four ingredients: spicy harissa, roquito chili, vegan Mozzarisella and jackfruit pepperoni.

The vegan pizza
The pepperoni is made from jackfruit (Picture: Zizzi)

It took 12 months to develop the palm oil-free meat alternative which is high in fibre and also features 70% less fat than the traditional meat pepperoni.

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So yes, its a pretty healthy option all round – even for those who arent vegan.

The Jackfruit Italian Hot is available as a Rustica, Classic or Skinny pizza and comes as part of Zizzis new Autumn menu which will be available from 15 October.

Bryony Tinn-Disbury, Co-Founder of Jack & Bry says: Were absolutely thrilled to be working with Zizzi on their latest vegan dish. There is a huge opportunity right now for brands and restaurants to listen to their audiences by expanding their plant-based offerings. Its great that Zizzi are committed to its audience and are helping to create delicious, guilt-free plant-based alternatives.

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Kathryn Wilson, Director of Food Development at Zizzi added: Were always looking for new ways to innovate our dishes at Zizzi and ensure that there is something for everyone. Our customers are more conscious than ever in what theyre eating and how it is sourced.

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