Marine Litter

27th July 2018
“Big Seven” Supermarkets See 86% Drop In Plastic Bag Sales

“Big Seven” Supermarkets See 86% Drop In Plastic Bag Sales

Plastic bag sales in England’s “big seven” supermarkets have dropped by 86% since the Government introduced its 5p plastic bag charge in 2015, helping to tackle the devastating impact of plastic waste on our environment. New figures reveal customers of the … Continue reading

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16th July 2018
Coca-Cola Sets Out What A “Well-Designed” DRS Might Look Like

Coca-Cola Sets Out What A “Well-Designed” DRS Might Look Like

Coca Cola marks one year since the launch of Coca-Cola European Partners’ (CCEP) and Coca-Cola GB’s (CCGB) Sustainable Packaging Strategy by highlighting some of the latest activity against their sustainability commitments. The CCGB said one of the key challenges and opportunities … Continue reading

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13th July 2018
New Scheme To Fight Plastics Pollution Gains Government Grant Funding

New Scheme To Fight Plastics Pollution Gains Government Grant Funding

The UK Government has re-opened the Darwin Plus scheme and given a grant for a plastic reduction project on St Helena to help support UK Overseas Territories.  The new projects will see a scheme to reduce and monitor plastic pollution … 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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28th June 2018
Recycling Plastic Is “Making Ocean Litter Worse”, Report Claims

Recycling Plastic Is “Making Ocean Litter Worse”, Report Claims

A report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) today (28 June) claims that efforts to recycle plastic are a major cause of the marine litter problem. The report, written by public health expert Dr Mikko Paunio, sets out the … 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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