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New grants launched to improve plastics packaging and textiles recycling

Two new grants have been revealed today to fund capital infrastructure projects in England, which will aim to help drive the recycling...

Sainsburys to trial reverse vending

Retailer Sainsbury’s has launched a reverse vending recycling trial at its Lincoln store, which allows customers to return plastic bottles up to 3 litres...
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UK recycling sector emphasise commitment for responsible processing of waste

Following the airing of the first episode of “War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita”, the UK’s recycling industry has emphasised its commitment to...

Canada to ban single-use plastics by 2021

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that he will be working with governments and businesses across the country to ban harmful single-use plastics...
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Aldi to trial paper or compostable bags in all stores to reduce its plastic...

Retailer Aldi has announced that it is launching a trial of paper or compostable carrier bags in all of its 830 UK stores to reduce...

Gatwick Airport introduces ‘world’s first’ reusable cup trial

Hubbub and Starbucks have joined forced to help Gatwick Airport launch the ‘world’s first ever’ cup reuse trial to help tackle single-use plastic...

Sainsbury’s to remove plastic bags for loose fruit and vegetables

Retailer Sainsbury’s has announced that it plans to cut a further 1,284 tonnes of plastic this year, including removing 489 tonnes of plastic bags,...

Research finds that 14 million items of plastic ends up in or around UK...

New research from the Canal and River Trust has found that plastics currently account for 59% of waste found along canals, and...
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Scottish DRS will cut 160,000 tonnes from Scotland’s carbon footprint

According to Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS), a Scottish deposit return scheme will cut 160,000 tonnes from Scotland’s carbon footprint annually, helping to...

Waitrose to test refillable zones and frozen pick and mix areas to reduce unnecessary...

Waitrose & Partners is exploring refillable zones, a frozen ‘pick and mix’ and a borrow-a-box scheme as part of a unique test...
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