Plastic Straws to be banned at Wimbledon

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), the home of tennis tournament Wimbledon, has announced that it will eliminate the use of plastic straws for use...
Government

Government launch consultation to overhaul the waste system 

The UK Government has today launched consultations to overhaul the waste system, cut plastic pollution and move towards a circular economy. 

Scottish households costing the country £11m annually by not recycling

Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) has said that Scottish households send over 64,000 tonnes of plastic food packaging and bottles to landfill annually, costing the country £11m...
Veolia

Major companies to sign Waste to Wealth Commitment to help prevent climate change 

Business in the Community – The Prince’s Responsible Business Network will urge major companies to reduce waste or turn waste into wealth to prevent climate change...
RECOUP

RECOUP survey shows progress in plastic packaging collection for recycling 

Charity RECOUP has launched its annual UK Household Plastics Collections Survey which has found that there is a steady progress in the plastic packaging being collected...
bags

Co-op switch to compostable carrier bags

Retailer Co-op has announced that it is phasing out single-use plastic and switching its carrier bags for a compostable alternative.   This move is part of...

New study finds that plastic packaging is failing to reduce EU food waste

Research from Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE) has found a rise in plastic food packaging is failing to decrease Europe’s expanding food waste problem, and...
Creme Cup

Design firm creates biodegradable coffee cups that are grown from fruit

Architecture and design firm Creme has created biodegradable coffee cups that are ‘grown’ from fruit, in a bid to reduce plastic waste. 
bottle

Deposit return scheme most effective measure to reduce plastic waste, finds study

A new analysis by Common Oceans has explored the impact of England’s Resources and Waste Strategy on reducing plastic waste and found that a deposit return scheme...
Waitrose

Waitrose launch recyclable cardboard grape punnets 

Retailer Waitrose has introduced recyclable cardboard grape punnets which will replace the traditional plastic punnets in an aim to reduce plastic from...
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