Waitrose rPET shopping bag

Waitrose introduces designer rPET shopping bags

Waitrose has joined forces with reusable bag manufacturer Jutexpo and designer Emma Bridgewater to create a designer rPET shopping bag made entirely from recycled...
Volvo XC60 T8 plug in hybrid SUV

Volvo promises 25% recycled plastic

Volvo Cars has announced that from 2025 at least 25 per cent of plastics used in every newly launched Volvo car will be made...

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

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...

New £20 million fund to change UK plastics production announced

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...

McDonald’s to replace plastic straws with paper straws in the UK and Ireland

Fast food chain McDonald’s has announced that by 2019 it will be phasing out plastic straws in favour of paper alternatives in all 1,361...

Two million tonnes of plastic could be recycled if secondary market was created, new...

A new report by Green Alliance has found that the UK Government could be creating secondary material markets that may encourage another two million tonnes of plastic to...
Paul Kinley Indigo Environmental

New plastics recycling company Indigo Environmental Group targeting UK manufacturing

Indigo Environmental Group has been launched to recycle UK industrial plastics. Set up by former Avanti Environmental founder Paul Kinley, the business has begun buying...

European Parliament to phase out single-use plastics

The Bureau of the European Parliament has announced that it will eliminate the use of all plastic water bottles and other single-use plastic products.   This decision...

UK joins G7 charter to fight plastic pollution

The UK has agreed to join a charter to tackle marine plastic pollution at the G7 Summit in Canada.  G7 leaders discussed how to fight climate change,...

Lush open first packaging-free shop

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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