plastic

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...
Aldi

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...
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Firm to develop a deposit return scheme for North West England

Recycling firm Advanced Sustainable Developments (ASD) has said that it is aiming to create a circular economy in the North West of...

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...
Cargo ship

UK Government respond to illegal plastic exports to Malaysia

The UK Government has responded to the illegal trade of plastic waste sent to Malaysia by stating that it stands with the country and...

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,...
retail

Retail sales witnessed the biggest decline in sales since 1995

Retail sales saw the biggest decrease in sales on record said the British Retail Consortium (BRC), as May 2019 delivered political and economy...

New asphalt which uses recycled waste tyres launched

Construction solutions firm Tarmac has developed new asphalt technology that enables recycling end-of-life tyres (ELTs) and uses them to build roads.  

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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