Plastic Litter

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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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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4th August 2017
Deposit Return Scheme Would Stop A Third Of Ocean Plastic

Deposit Return Scheme Would Stop A Third Of Ocean Plastic

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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