Beach Plastic

31st July 2018
WRAP Publishes Plastic Packaging Factsheet

WRAP Publishes Plastic Packaging Factsheet

WRAP has published a factsheet on plastic packaging, which is aimed to support “informed choices” around plastic packaging. The document is aimed at anyone interested in understanding the complexities around different types of plastic packaging, according to WRAP. It’s been … Continue reading

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29th June 2018
Funding For Scotland’s Communities To Reduce Plastic Waste & Marine Litter

Funding For Scotland’s Communities To Reduce Plastic Waste & Marine Litter

Communities will be able to bid for a share of up to £500,000 to reduce single-use plastics, Scotland’s Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has announced. The new Action on Plastic Zero Waste Towns initiative will provide community groups with funding to … Continue reading

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11th June 2018
Cigarette Litter The Most Common Litter On Europe’s Beaches

Cigarette Litter The Most Common Litter On Europe’s Beaches

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released new data about litter found on Europe’s beaches, showing cigarette butts and filters are most commonly found individual items. Based on nearly 700,000 collected items, disposable plastics are the biggest contributor to marine … Continue reading

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25th April 2017
Plastic Eating Caterpillar Could Be Biodegradable Solution To Plastic Waste

Plastic Eating Caterpillar Could Be Biodegradable Solution To Plastic Waste

A common insect larva that eats beeswax has been found to break down chemical bonds in the plastic used for packaging and shopping bags at uniquely high speeds. Scientists say the discovery could lead to a biotechnological approach to the … Continue reading

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20th January 2017
World’s First Recyclable Shampoo Bottle Made From Beach Plastic

World’s First Recyclable Shampoo Bottle Made From Beach Plastic

P&G has announced that Head & Shoulders (H&S) will produce the world’s first recyclable shampoo bottle made from up to 25% recycled beach plastic. In partnership with TerraCycle and SUEZ, this innovation will come to France this summer as a … Continue reading

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