21st September 2018
Consumers Want 50% Recycled Plastic In Bottles, Veolia Research Finds

Consumers Want 50% Recycled Plastic In Bottles, Veolia Research Finds

New research by Veolia reveals that the vast majority of people – 93%, think plastic bottles should contain recycled content and most are also willing to pay an average of 2.5p more for it. Survey results published in Plan For … Continue reading

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31st August 2018
SEPA To End Exemptions For Burning Farm Plastics

SEPA To End Exemptions For Burning Farm Plastics

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has today (31 August) announced its next steps to stem the plastic tide by confirming it will end exemptions for burning most types of agricultural waste from 1 January 2019. Whilst a change in … Continue reading

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30th August 2018
Lucozade Sport To Trial Plastic-Free & Edible Packaging

Lucozade Sport To Trial Plastic-Free & Edible Packaging

Lucozade Sport today (30 August) announces plans to trial plastic-free sports drinks and gels encased in an edible seaweed outer layer. Brand owner Lucozade Ribena Suntory has teamed up with materials engineering start-up Skipping Rocks Lab to trial their revolutionary … Continue reading

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28th August 2018
Government Set To Double Plastic Bag Carrier Levy

Government Set To Double Plastic Bag Carrier Levy

Teresa May is expected to announce the Government’s intention to double the charge on single use plastic carriers bags from 5p to 10p, according to reports. Reports also suggest the Prime Minister will also announce that all retailers will be … Continue reading

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24th August 2018
Aldi Phases Out Black Plastic Food Trays, Saving 265t Of Plastic A Year

Aldi Phases Out Black Plastic Food Trays, Saving 265t Of Plastic A Year

Aldi is set to save approximately 265 tonnes of plastic a year as it phases out the use of black plastic food trays and begins to use recyclable clear trays on its fresh fruit and vegetables. The supermarket is phasing … Continue reading

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21st August 2018
Inclusion Of Minimum Recycled Content In The SUP Directive Gathers Support

Inclusion Of Minimum Recycled Content In The SUP Directive Gathers Support

EuRIC and FEAD fully support the European Parliament’s draft report, issued on 9 July, to make it mandatory to produce beverage containers with at least 25% of recycled plastics by 2025. The report of ENVI Committee Rapporteur, MEP Frédérique RIES, … Continue reading

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17th August 2018
Plastics Recycling And Supply Chain Must “Seize The Day”

Plastics Recycling And Supply Chain Must “Seize The Day”

As a widening range of initiatives to tackle the plastics challenge are unveiled, there is an increasing risk that meaningful action will become harder than ever to implement, RECOUP has warned. RECOUP, the plastics recycling charity and member organisation has … Continue reading

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13th August 2018
Landsec Unites 92 Retail Brands In Fight Against Single-Use Plastics

Landsec Unites 92 Retail Brands In Fight Against Single-Use Plastics

The largest commercial property development and investment company in the UK, Landsec, has launched a Refill Me campaign, uniting 92 brands in the fight to decrease the amount of single-use plastic waste generated at its retail destinations. It is estimated … Continue reading

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