Plastic Waste

14th February 2018
£6m Fund To Boost Green Spaces & Reduce Plastic Waste In London

£6m Fund To Boost Green Spaces & Reduce Plastic Waste In London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a further £6m injection of funding for protecting the environment and improving green space in the capital – it will deliver the further roll-out of new public water fountains, on top of the initial 20 the … Continue reading

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29th January 2018
Water Refill Scheme Aims To Cut Plastic Bottle Use By Millions

Water Refill Scheme Aims To Cut Plastic Bottle Use By Millions

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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18th January 2018
British Food Manufacturer Pledges 50% Plastic Use Reduction By 2025

British Food Manufacturer Pledges 50% Plastic Use Reduction By 2025

UK food supplier Cranswick plc has vowed a “significant drive” to reduce plastic waste within the UK starting with their own pledge that all packaging used by the food group will be 100% recyclable and sustainably sourced and in addition, to … Continue reading

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16th January 2018
Iceland Commits To Eliminating Plastic Packaging From Own Brand

Iceland Commits To Eliminating Plastic Packaging From Own Brand

UK frozen food specialist, Iceland, is committing to become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023. Iceland says it will harness the latest technologies to create … Continue reading

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15th January 2018
Scotland Proposes Ban On Plastic-Stemmed Cotton Buds

Scotland Proposes Ban On Plastic-Stemmed Cotton Buds

Plans to introduce legislation to ban the manufacture and sale of plastic stemmed cotton buds have been announced by Scotland’s Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham in a bid to cut plastic waste. The proposals will be put to public consultation and … Continue reading

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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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