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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10th October 2017
Stars Back Campaign To Protect Whales From “Plastic Menace”

Stars Back Campaign To Protect Whales From “Plastic Menace”

Television stars Julia Bradbury and Michaela Strachan have issued a call for action to protect whales, dolphins and other marine species from up to 13m tonnes of plastic that they say leak into our seas every year thanks to litter … Continue reading

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25th September 2017
UK Public “Confused And Concerned” About Recycling

UK Public “Confused And Concerned” About Recycling

Viridor has today launched its 2017 UK Recycling Index – timed to coincide with the start of National Recycle Week – which it says sheds new light on the UK’s attitudes to recycling. In it, Viridor also gives its support … Continue reading

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12th July 2017
Coca-Cola To Double Recycled Content And Trial Collection & Reward Scheme

Coca-Cola To Double Recycled Content And Trial Collection & Reward Scheme

Coca-Cola European Partners Great Britain as today unveiled its new sustainable packaging strategy in which it says it aims to double the amount of recycled plastic in all of its bottles to 50 percent by 2020, as well as trialling an “incentive-based … Continue reading

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6th June 2017
KBT Unveils “The Incredible Shrinking Bottle” Campaign

KBT Unveils “The Incredible Shrinking Bottle” Campaign

Amid growing concern about plastic litter, Keep Britain Tidy has teamed up with Harrogate Water in a joint campaign to promote greater recycling of plastic water bottles. It follows independent research, jointly commissioned by Keep Britain Tidy and Harrogate Water, … Continue reading

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11th May 2017
60% Would Ditch Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles If Tap Refills Were Freely Available

60% Would Ditch Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles If Tap Refills Were Freely Available

Nearly three in five (59%) say they would be more likely to use a reusable water bottle if tap water refills were more freely available in places such as shops, airports and parks, a YouGov survey reveals. The survey, commissioned … Continue reading

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3rd May 2017
Money Shouldn’t Be A Dirty Word

Money Shouldn’t Be A Dirty Word

Money shouldn’t be a dirty word for the recycling industry, says Damian Lambkin, head of projects for Circularety, Ecosurety’s online solution to the current packaging recovery note (PRN) system. But is it? And will it remain that way? Recyclers are having … Continue reading

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12th April 2017
Deposit Schemes Would Make Council Recycling “Less Efficient” – LARAC

Deposit Schemes Would Make Council Recycling “Less Efficient” – LARAC

LARAC has responded to a recent call for evidence from the Environmental Audit Committee on disposable packaging, by stating its position against deposit return schemes for plastic bottles and highlighting how much progress local authorities have made in the collection … Continue reading

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