Plastic Waste

18th May 2017
$2m Innovation Challenge Launched To Cut Plastic Waste

$2m Innovation Challenge Launched To Cut Plastic Waste

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) and The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit have launched a $2m Innovation Prize, inviting entrants to come up with new ways to avoid plastic waste and to make plastic packaging recyclable. The news comes … Continue reading

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25th April 2017
Plastic Eating Caterpillar Could Be Biodegradable Solution To Plastic Waste

Plastic Eating Caterpillar Could Be Biodegradable Solution To Plastic Waste

A common insect larva that eats beeswax has been found to break down chemical bonds in the plastic used for packaging and shopping bags at uniquely high speeds. Scientists say the discovery could lead to a biotechnological approach to the … Continue reading

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13th April 2017
Khan Urged To Explore Deposit Schemes For Plastic Bottles

Khan Urged To Explore Deposit Schemes For Plastic Bottles

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, should explore the potential of a deposit return scheme (DRS) for plastic bottles in London, a London Assembly committee has urged. Londoners consume more plastic bottled water per person than anywhere else in England, according … Continue reading

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25th January 2017
Sky News Studio Filled With Plastic To Highlight Ocean Waste

Sky News Studio Filled With Plastic To Highlight Ocean Waste

The Sky News studio was filled with plastic waste yesterday (24 January) as part of Sky’s campaign to raise awareness of the need to reduce plastic waste in our oceans. Sky Ocean Rescue aims to bring to the fore the … Continue reading

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