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Coca-Cola says people still want plastic bottles

Coca-Cola has said that it will not ditch single-use plastic bottles because consumers still want them.

The firm's head of sustainability Bea Perez told the BBC that removing single-use plastic entirely could alienate customers and damage sales.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Ms Perez said, "Business won't be in business if we don't accommodate consumers".

"So as we change our bottling infrastructure, move into recycling and innovate, we also have to show the consumer what the opportunities are. They will change with us."

According to the BBC, Coca-Cola makes around three million tons of plastic packaging a year, which equates to roughly 200,000 bottles a minute!

Coca-Cola has pledged to recycle as many plastic bottles as it uses by 2030.

Martin's deals: Fast-food freebies and go to the cinema for £5ish!

Top mobile phone sim deals, beat school holiday flight price, McDonald’s freebies and £5ish Odeon tickets. These are our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis’ Quick Deals.

Remember, deals can change quickly, even while I’m on the programme. So always double-check the terms and conditions before spending. Plus, while I hope these deals will save you cash, don’t spend if you can’t afford it, don’t need it, or won’t use it. 

'Emotional support' animals being limited on airlines

The Department of Transportation in the US is looking to limit the kinds of animals who are allowed to board for free.

It said the plan is a response to concerns that an increasing amount of passengers are falsely claiming pets as 'service animals'.

In the USA, passengers have been attempting to bring turkeys, peacocks and squirrels onto planes, prompting airlines to tighten their own rules.

American Airlines have prohibited flying with frogs, ferrets, hedgehogs and goats, even if they are therapy animals.

Delta said in 2018 that customers had attempted to fly with comfort turkeys, snakes and spiders.

Would you try vaginal steaming?

Gwyneth Paltrow's new Netflix series has been criticised for featuring 'unproven, harmful' therapies.

The Goop Lab shows the actress exploring various offbeat wellness trends - from exorcisms and energy healing to group orgasms.

Experts have previously criticised the Goop CEO for promoting 'dangerous' treatments, including vaginal steaming, which is said to 'detoxify' the vagina. Gynecologists were quick to say that steaming your vagina was very bad for your health after a 62-year-old woman sustained second-degree burns from attempting it

We put the story to Gogglebox's Steph and Dom to see what they thought, and we think Steph's face says it all!

The eight-year-old model fighting to keep his long hair

Eight-year-old Farouk James has made a name for himself thanks to his long hair, gaining over 270,000 followers on Instagram and even modelling in New York. However, as he prepares to move to secondary school his mum Bonnie is terrified he will be made to chop off his locks, due to school regulations.

Bonnie is determined to fight back and says not only are the ‘outdated’ rules discriminatory, but she will go as far as declaring Farouk as non-binary if it means he gets to keep his long hair.

Meet the women who want to be #TradWives

Figures this week revealed a record number of women are now working in full-time jobs.

Well, not for the #TradWives. Trad Wives - traditional wives - are a growing community of women who are stepping back in time and ‘submitting to their husbands’, spending their days cooking, cleaning and some even wearing 1950s attire.

Trad wife Alena joins us to tell us about why she’s proud to put her husband first.