Marine Litter

18th January 2018
British Food Manufacturer Pledges 50% Plastic Use Reduction By 2025

British Food Manufacturer Pledges 50% Plastic Use Reduction By 2025

UK food supplier Cranswick plc has vowed a “significant drive” to reduce plastic waste within the UK starting with their own pledge that all packaging used by the food group will be 100% recyclable and sustainably sourced and in addition, to … Continue reading

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17th January 2018
Commission Unveils First Europe-Wide Plastics Strategy

Commission Unveils First Europe-Wide Plastics Strategy

The European Commission has introduced the first Europe-wide strategy for plastics, which aims to protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, “turning a challenge into a positive agenda for the Future of Europe”, the Commission says. … Continue reading

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16th January 2018
Iceland Commits To Eliminating Plastic Packaging From Own Brand

Iceland Commits To Eliminating Plastic Packaging From Own Brand

UK frozen food specialist, Iceland, is committing to become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023. Iceland says it will harness the latest technologies to create … Continue reading

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15th January 2018
Scotland Proposes Ban On Plastic-Stemmed Cotton Buds

Scotland Proposes Ban On Plastic-Stemmed Cotton Buds

Plans to introduce legislation to ban the manufacture and sale of plastic stemmed cotton buds have been announced by Scotland’s Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham in a bid to cut plastic waste. The proposals will be put to public consultation and … Continue reading

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9th January 2018
“World’s Toughest” Microbead Ban Takes Effect In UK

“World’s Toughest” Microbead Ban Takes Effect In UK

A UK-wide ban on the manufacture of products containing microbeads has come into force today (9 January) – a “landmark step” in the introduction of one of the world’s toughest bans on these harmful pieces of plastic, according to Defra. … Continue reading

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8th December 2017
Marine Litter A “Planetary Crisis”, Says UN | UK Signs Resolution To Reduce Ocean Plastic

Marine Litter A “Planetary Crisis”, Says UN | UK Signs Resolution To Reduce Ocean Plastic

Pledges to tackle marine litter by reducing plastic and to combat antimicrobial resistance have been adopted by countries around the world, including the UK, at this year’s United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi. UN member states this week (6 December) … Continue reading

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3rd November 2017
Marine Litter Rises 150% In A Year, Defra Figures Show

Marine Litter Rises 150% In A Year, Defra Figures Show

The number of litter items found on the sea floor around the UK has risen 150% in a year, according to figures released by Defra. The Department for Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) yesterday (2 November) published its England Natural … Continue reading

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10th October 2017
Stars Back Campaign To Protect Whales From “Plastic Menace”

Stars Back Campaign To Protect Whales From “Plastic Menace”

Television stars Julia Bradbury and Michaela Strachan have issued a call for action to protect whales, dolphins and other marine species from up to 13m tonnes of plastic that they say leak into our seas every year thanks to litter … Continue reading

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