Scotland to join EU 2030 commitment to ban all single-use plastics

The Scottish Government has announced that it is matching the EU’s commitment to ban single-use plastics by 2030. According to The Sunday Herald, this decision has been welcomed by...

Waitrose to be black plastic packaging free by 2019

Waitrose has announced that it will stop using black plastic packaging on all of its products, including fish, fruit and vegetables, by the end of 2019. The supermarket has also...
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Evian sets plans to become circular by 2025

Evian has announced that it will be adopting a circular approach to plastic usage by making all of its plastic bottles from 100% recycled plastic by...

European Commission launch plastic strategy with the aim of making all plastic packaging recyclable...

The European Commission has announced a plastic strategy with plans to make all plastic packaging on the EU market recyclable or reusable by 2030, in hope of transitioning...

McDonald’s to switch to environmentally friendly packaging

Reuters has reported that McDonald’s has set targets to switch to environmentally friendly packaging and offer recycling services throughout its chain.  The restaurant currently uses...

Iceland announce plans to eliminate plastic from own brand packaging by 2023

Iceland has announced its commitment to globally eliminating plastic packaging from its own brand by the end of 2023.   The retailer believes that by taking this step, it...

25-year Environment Plan launched that aims to boost plastics recycling

The 25-year Environment plan was launched today in a speech by the Prime Minister Theresa May, outlining how the Government will improve the environment over a generation.    One of the...

New collaborative initiative to tackle plastic waste launched

A new collaborative initiative to fight plastic pollution and change the UK plastics infrastructure has been launched by WRAP, in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.  The initiative...

Vanden Recycling welcome sensible Government Environment Plan that recognises challenges and opportunities for plastic...

Leading UK plastics recycler Vanden Recycling has said that the Government’s 25-year Environment Plan has sensible suggestions for developing UK plastics recycling.  Vanden Recycling UK managing director David Wilson said:...
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Government’s 25-year Green Plan is a good start but needs substance

The Recycling Association has welcomed the launch of the Government’s 25-year Environment Plan* but would like to be assured that this will be backed up...
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