Confusion around what plastic packaging can and can’t be recycled is impacting our efforts as a nation to “go green”, despite the appetite for change. That’s according to new research published today (20 April) by Ecover. Among its findings, the … Continue reading →
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Scientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics, providing a potential solution to the growing issue of plastic pollution. The discovery could result in a recycling solution for millions of tonnes of plastic … Continue reading →
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A rise in plastic food packaging is “failing to reduce Europe’s growing food waste problem”, and in some cases may even be fuelling it, according to new research by Friends of the Earth (FoE). The study shows how annual per-capita use … Continue reading →
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An independent report by environmental consultancy Eunomia claims the UK “consistently overestimates” how much of the plastic packaging waste it produces actually gets recycled. Official Defra statistics published recently suggest that in 2015 UK households and businesses produced 2.26m tonnes of … Continue reading →
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People will be able to refill water bottles for free in tens of thousands of places in England in future, following the announcement of a new national scheme by the water industry. It’s estimated that the new scheme will cut … Continue reading →
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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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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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A deposit return scheme for beverage containers would stop a third of the plastic going into the oceans, according to new analysis by think tank Green Alliance. According to the group, plastic marine litter from the UK could be reduced … Continue reading →
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