The EU Council has today confirmed its formal adoption of the Circular Economy Package, which will set out new rules for waste management and establish new targets for recycling, including the separate collections of textiles and hazardous waste from households. “I … Continue reading →
The Welsh Government will today (8 May) announce an additional £15m of capital funding to further improve local authority recycling collection systems and infrastructure, including for plastics. Plans will also be announced for Wales to be the World’s first “Refill … Continue reading →
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Tetra Pak aims to launch a paper straw that is suitable for its portion-sized carton packages before the end of the year, as part of a broader programme to help address the issue of plastic straw waste. Straws play an … Continue reading →
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McDonald’s shareholders fear not banning plastic straws could put McDonald’s at a competitive disadvantage and as a result is demanding the phase out of plastic straws in ALL of the fast food chain’s restaurants. Ahead of the McDonald’s annual general … 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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Hassle, forgetfulness or hygiene concerns are stopping people turning their increased awareness about plastic pollution into actions. New research, launching today from ourselves and BRITA UK – shows that although people are more aware of the environmental impacts of plastic … Continue reading →
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The Co-op has unveiled plans to switch all of its bottled water to 50% recycled plastic (rPET) in a move which is set to test whether today’s environmentally-conscious consumer is ready to ditch more aesthetically pleasing packaging. The bottles – themselves 100% … 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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