19th June 2018
“World Leading” Microbeads Ban Comes Into Force

“World Leading” Microbeads Ban Comes Into Force

A ban on the sale of products containing microbeads has come into force today (19 June) as part of the Government’s “world-leading” efforts to prevent these harmful pieces of plastic entering the marine environment. From today, retailers across England and … Continue reading

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18th June 2018
McDonald’s Straw Ban “Must Go Further”, Says Consumer Group

McDonald’s Straw Ban “Must Go Further”, Says Consumer Group

Following the announcement that McDonald’s will start phasing out plastic straws from some of its outlets, consumer watchdog, SumOfUs, urges the chain to “go further” and ban plastic straws in all their outlets worldwide, to tackle the growing crisis of … Continue reading

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14th June 2018
“Plastic Isn’t The Problem”, Marine Litter Expert Tells #RTF18 Delegates

“Plastic Isn’t The Problem”, Marine Litter Expert Tells #RTF18 Delegates

Plastic isn’t the problem when it comes to plastics in the marine environment, the issue comes from how plastic is used and disposed of. This was the message from marine litter expert, Richard Thompson OBE, on day two of Resourcing the Future 2018.  Addressing delegates, Professor Richard … Continue reading

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14th June 2018
New Report Offer “Use-Based” Approach To Plastic Waste

New Report Offer “Use-Based” Approach To Plastic Waste

A report launched today (14 June) by the Resourcing the Future conference (RTF) partners (CIWM, ESA, the Resource Association and WRAP) has developed a novel “use-phase” model to categorise plastic products and looks at targeted actions based on the different environmental impacts of each category.  Entitled ‘Eliminating avoidable plastic waste by 2042: a … Continue reading

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7th June 2018
WRAP Cymru Sets Out Plan For Welsh Plastics Route Map

WRAP Cymru Sets Out Plan For Welsh Plastics Route Map

WRAP Cymru has published “Towards a Route Map for Plastic Recycling: Creating Circularity for Plastics in Wales”, which sets out a plan for the forthcoming plastics route map for the country. Wales is facing a number of significant challenges concerning … Continue reading

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6th June 2018
Major Funding Agreement Signed On Scottish Plastics Plant

Major Funding Agreement Signed On Scottish Plastics Plant

Funding of over £3m has been announced today (6 June) for four projects comprising a ground-breaking new plastics recycling partnership, Project Beacon, which has the potential to recycle all plastics in Scotland and beyond – even those that currently can’t … Continue reading

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5th June 2018
Landfilling Plastic Food Packaging Costs Scotland £11m Annually

Landfilling Plastic Food Packaging Costs Scotland £11m Annually

Over 64,000 tonnes of plastic food packaging and plastic bottles is disposed into household residual waste instead of being recycling, costing the country a staggering £11m each year, according to Zero Waste Scotland. The figures have been released today (Tuesday … Continue reading

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30th May 2018
New EU Rules Target Top 10 Single-Use Plastics Found On Beaches

New EU Rules Target Top 10 Single-Use Plastics Found On Beaches

The European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe’s beaches and seas, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear. Together these constitute 70% of all marine litter items, … Continue reading

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