Sustainability

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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20th September 2018
Ireland’s Plastic Packaging Recycling Must Increase 80% To Meet New Targets

Ireland’s Plastic Packaging Recycling Must Increase 80% To Meet New Targets

Plastic packaging recycling in Ireland must increase by up to 80% by 2030 to meet new EU local authority recycling targets, according to the recycling body  Repak. Under the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package, together with the EU’s new proposed … Continue reading

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20th September 2018
UK Compliance Sector Launches New Packaging Scheme Forum

UK Compliance Sector Launches New Packaging Scheme Forum

A consortium of leading environmental and packaging producer compliance schemes will today (20 September) announce the launch of a new Packaging Scheme Forum (PSF) as the industry prepares for long-awaited reforms to its existing producer obligations. Established by 45 registered UK packaging compliance schemes, the … Continue reading

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20th September 2018
Young Stars Recognised At 2018 Scottish Resources Awards

Young Stars Recognised At 2018 Scottish Resources Awards

To celebrate the Year of Young People 2018, the Scottish Resource Awards has teamed up with The Vibes Scottish Environment Business Awards to present the 2018 Young People Award. The winners will be announced at an awards dinner on the … Continue reading

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18th September 2018
Waitrose & Partners Commits To Removing 134m Plastic Bags

Waitrose & Partners Commits To Removing 134m Plastic Bags

Waitrose & Partners has announced that it has committed to removing loose fruit and vegetable plastic bags by spring 2019 and 5p single use plastic carrier bags by March next year in all shops. The move will save 134 million … Continue reading

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14th September 2018
35% Of Microplastics Released Into Oceans From Synthetic Textiles

35% Of Microplastics Released Into Oceans From Synthetic Textiles

Each time an item of clothing is washed up to 700,000 microscopic fibres make their way into our oceans, where they are swallowed by sea life and become incorporated into the food chain, potentially ending up on our plates, according … Continue reading

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13th September 2018
Task Force Aims To Boost Resource Efficiency Of UK Businesses

Task Force Aims To Boost Resource Efficiency Of UK Businesses

A new tech task force convened by Green Alliance will focus on the opportunities for smart technologies to boost the resource efficiency of UK businesses and improve the economic prospects of manufacturing regions.  Eighty per cent of manufacturers say industry … Continue reading

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10th September 2018
Teachers Urged To Make Single-Use Plastics Fight Part Of Curriculum

Teachers Urged To Make Single-Use Plastics Fight Part Of Curriculum

Teachers are being encouraged to “start a conversation around single-use plastics” this year and empower pupils to find creative ways to protect the marine environment, following a schools-based inquiry led by the charity Keep Britain Tidy and BRITA UK. Commenting … Continue reading

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