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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A new report commissioned by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA), and delivered by Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd and Capital Operating Partners, estimates that around 174,000 tonnes of plastic packaging is either left in the environment, or taken to illegal dump … Continue reading →
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The European Commission recently announced a plan to tax non-recycled plastic packaging waste within the new EU budget – but this will “fail to address the plastic pollution crisis”, say the Rethink Plastic alliance. The proposal, unveiled in the Multiannual … Continue reading →
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People across the world would overwhelmingly back a ban on the use of plastic straws in bars and restaurants, with half of them agreeing that plastic waste is the biggest threat to the world’s oceans, according to new research. A … Continue reading →
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Advetec, a company involved in the treatment and reduction of solid and liquid organic waste, is expanding its operations with a £600,000 investment in pilot plants and laboratories test and trial pre- and post-treatment liquid and solid organic waste streams. The … Continue reading →
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Environment Agency Chair Emma Howard Boyd has called for longer prison sentences and bigger fines for waste criminals. Speaking at the Manchester Green Summit, she said: “For the damage these crimes do to the environment and to communities’ health and wellbeing; … Continue reading →
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Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Boris Johnson, has ordered a ban on “avoidable single-use plastics” from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s UK operations by the end of 2018. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) will eliminate avoidable single-use plastics … Continue reading →
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Recycle Now, the national campaign managed by WRAP, is today (22 February) unveiling a series of hard-hitting digital images and messages aimed at encouraging consumers to recycle more and prevent plastic waste from damaging the environment. Called ‘Plastic Planet’ to … Continue reading →
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