13th February 2018
UK Faces Paper Pile-Up Under China’s New Rules

UK Faces Paper Pile-Up Under China’s New Rules

As well as the focus on plastics, the UK is facing a potential paper crisis, and piles of paper are already building up as China’s new rules come into force, according to a UK-basd paper recycling company. Simon Mountain, commercial technical director … Continue reading

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12th February 2018
Cross-Sector Actions To Reduce Environmental Damage Caused By Plastic

Cross-Sector Actions To Reduce Environmental Damage Caused By Plastic

Four cross-sector actions have been set out by WRAP and INCPEN to help reduce the environmental damage caused by the way we use and dispose of plastic. In December 2017, Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Gove asked WRAP … Continue reading

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9th February 2018
Eurostar Targets 50% Plastic Reduction By 2020

Eurostar Targets 50% Plastic Reduction By 2020

Eurostar, the high-speed rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, has unveiled a target to reduce the amount of plastic consumption by 50% by 2020. The target was announced as part of an ambitious 10 point plan in support … Continue reading

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7th February 2018
Asda Announces Raft Of Plastics Reducing Measures

Asda Announces Raft Of Plastics Reducing Measures

Asda has become the first of the “big four” supermarkets to set out detailed plans about how it will reduce its use of plastic. The supermarket, which accounts for 15.3% of the supermarket industry in the UK says it wants … Continue reading

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6th February 2018
Pupils Asked How We Protect Environment From Plastic Waste

Pupils Asked How We Protect Environment From Plastic Waste

The ideas of Britain’s schoolchildren are being sought as part of a project looking at ways to end our reliance on single-use plastics in order to protect the environment from the damage they cause. Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy and … Continue reading

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6th February 2018
Newcastle Eyes 65% Recycling Amid Waste Reduction Measures

Newcastle Eyes 65% Recycling Amid Waste Reduction Measures

A new report that sets out how Newcastle could become a world leader in waste reduction has been unveiled. The 50-page publication entitled “No Time to Waste” sets out ideas and actions aimed at dramatically reducing the amount of waste … Continue reading

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6th February 2018
Plastics Tax Should Be Used To Increase Recycling – FPA

Plastics Tax Should Be Used To Increase Recycling – FPA

The Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) has called for all taxes set in place to tackle the environmental impact of plastic and packaging should be directed into increasing recycling and reducing litter. Executive director of the FPA, Martin Kersh said the … Continue reading

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1st February 2018
Prince Charles – Plastics Challenge Is “Extremely Grave & Urgent”

Prince Charles – Plastics Challenge Is “Extremely Grave & Urgent”

HRH The Prince of Wales says the current challenge with plastics is “extremely grave and urgent” at a Meeting of the International Sustainability Unit. The International Sustainability Unit meeting discussed “Keeping Plastics and Their Value in the Economy and Out … Continue reading

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