20th June 2018
Jail Avoided For Removal Man Who “Blighted” Devon Countryside

Jail Avoided For Removal Man Who “Blighted” Devon Countryside

A waste removal businessman who blighted Devon countryside with 2,000 tons of waste – then set fire to it – has narrowly avoided jail. The Environment Agency prosecuted Edward Donovan, of Churchill Drive, Crediton, for a range of offences after … Continue reading

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19th June 2018
“World Leading” Microbeads Ban Comes Into Force

“World Leading” Microbeads Ban Comes Into Force

A ban on the sale of products containing microbeads has come into force today (19 June) as part of the Government’s “world-leading” efforts to prevent these harmful pieces of plastic entering the marine environment. From today, retailers across England and … Continue reading

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18th June 2018
Government Launches £20m Plastics Research & Innovation Fund

Government Launches £20m Plastics Research & Innovation Fund

A new £20m fund that aims to explore new ideas and innovations that can bring changes in the UK’s plastics manufacturing and consumption patterns is announced today (18 June) by Science Minister, Sam Gyimah. The Plastics and Research Innovation Fund … Continue reading

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18th June 2018
McDonald’s Straw Ban “Must Go Further”, Says Consumer Group

McDonald’s Straw Ban “Must Go Further”, Says Consumer Group

Following the announcement that McDonald’s will start phasing out plastic straws from some of its outlets, consumer watchdog, SumOfUs, urges the chain to “go further” and ban plastic straws in all their outlets worldwide, to tackle the growing crisis of … Continue reading

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18th June 2018
“Heatmap” Shows Increased Fly-Tipping In “Affluent” Areas

“Heatmap” Shows Increased Fly-Tipping In “Affluent” Areas

A new ​report by B2B comparison site, Expert Market, has produced a “heatmap” suggesting a correlation between affluent neighbourhoods and increased fly-tipping – with The City of London topping the list. The research cross-references data from 324 local authorities, contrasting … Continue reading

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14th June 2018
“Plastic Isn’t The Problem”, Marine Litter Expert Tells #RTF18 Delegates

“Plastic Isn’t The Problem”, Marine Litter Expert Tells #RTF18 Delegates

Plastic isn’t the problem when it comes to plastics in the marine environment, the issue comes from how plastic is used and disposed of. This was the message from marine litter expert, Richard Thompson OBE, on day two of Resourcing the Future 2018.  Addressing delegates, Professor Richard … Continue reading

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14th June 2018
New Report Offer “Use-Based” Approach To Plastic Waste

New Report Offer “Use-Based” Approach To Plastic Waste

A report launched today (14 June) by the Resourcing the Future conference (RTF) partners (CIWM, ESA, the Resource Association and WRAP) has developed a novel “use-phase” model to categorise plastic products and looks at targeted actions based on the different environmental impacts of each category.  Entitled ‘Eliminating avoidable plastic waste by 2042: a … 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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