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Your Vegan Weekly News Roundup – 25.9.20

by Toni Olukiran

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Welcome to your weekly dose of the best vegan stories from across the globe. Aka, your ultimate feel-good foodie news.

Boots will give you £5 of free points when you recycle your beauty products

person putting packaging in boots recycling bin

Credits: Adrian Brooks/Boots

This week, Boots launched an initiative to reduce the amount of beauty products going into landfills by offering £5 of free points whenever you bring five products in store for recycling. They don’t have to be products bought from Boots either, so any of your beauty products are fit to be brought in. They also track how many products you’ve recycled with them, so you can see the impact of recycling your old packaging first-hand. 

Asda creates ambient aisle for vegan products

Overhead shot of Asda aisles

Asda becomes the first supermarket in the UK to create aisles dedicated to vegan produce. This week, it is also launching over 100 new vegan products, from lentil and rice bowls to vegan snacks. It will be stocking vegan products like Vego and the much loved vegan Galaxy chocolate bars in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for it. 

Pieminster launches new meat-free pies 

vegan pie and mushy peas in white bowl

Credits: Pieminster

Legendary pie-making chain Pieminister has announced the launch of two vegan pies to hit restaurants this weekend. It already consists of a vegan-friendly menu of vegetable-packed pies, but intends to expand it with two new meaty flavours: a vegan chicken and leek pie, as well as a vegan steak and ale pie. They will also be available to buy via Waitrose and Ocado online, so you can tuck in at home too. 

Sainsbury’s announce its 2020 vegan Christmas range

vegan pigs in blankets on tray next to vegan beef wellington

Credits: LiveKindly

Sainsbury’s have revealed its new vegan Christmas range complete with all the trimmings this week. Including sweet chilli cauliflower bites from the party food range, a vegan beef wellington and dauphinoise for Christmas dinner and a chocolate salted caramel star for dessert, the range has got all vegans covered this coming festive season. 

A new vegan grocery shop has opened in London — targeting meat eaters

range of vegan products on table

Credits: Instagram

The Good Kind is a new vegan grocery shop based in Enfield that is tailored towards encouraging meat-eaters to eat more plants. Stocking the best plant-based alternatives, it is marketed as a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to incorporate more vegan products into their diet. With a section called ‘the transition zone’ for those who eat meat but are plant curious, The Good Kind stocks everything from Beyond Burgers to plant-based soaps. 


By Toni Olukiran
Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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