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Transcend Packaging to produce paper straws for McDonald’s UK and Ireland

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Manufacturer Transcend Packaging has been selected to produce environmentally-friendly paper straws for McDonald’s UK and Ireland.  McDonald’s has announced that it will be switching from plastic straws to...

John Lewis to buy back used clothes from customers to cut fashion waste

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Retailer John Lewis is to buy back worn and unwanted clothing from its customers in the hope it will reduce the 300,000 tonnes of...

New £20 million fund to change UK plastics production announced

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A new £20m fund has been announced by Science Minister Sam Gyimah which aims to explore new innovations that can change the UK’s plastics manufacturing and consumption behaviour.  The...
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Lush open first packaging-free shop

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Cosmetics retailer Lush has opened its first packaging-free shop in Milan to raise awareness of the impacts plastics has on marine life.   Currently over 40% over the...
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WRAP Cymru publish plans for Welsh Plastic Route Map

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Welsh Government body WRAP Cymru has published its new report Towards a Route Map for Plastic Recycling: Creating Circularity for Plastics in Wales outlining the plastic route map for...

Quorn to start eliminating black plastic packaging from its supply chain

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Food brand Quorn has said that it will eliminate more than 297 tonnes of black plastic packaging from its supply chain by the end...

Plastic cutlery and cups to be banned by Network Rail

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Network Rail has announced plans to ban retailers from supplying plastic cutlery and cups in managed stations by the end of 2020.  The Rail company...

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

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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...
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Tesco announcement of removal of hard to recycle plastics is the way forward, say...

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Vanden Recycling has welcomed Tesco’s announcement that it has notified its suppliers that it will remove hard to recycle materials from its products sold...
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The Recycling Association welcomes Tesco’s initiatives to make recycling simpler

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The Recycling Association has welcomed Tesco’s plans to help make recycling simpler by creating a closed-loop system across its UK operations. These steps include:  ...
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