Oval

Cricket ground Kia Oval on track to becoming plastic-free

Kia Oval has announced that it is on track to become plastic-free by 2020 after making sure that 690,000 pieces of single-use plastic have been diverted from landfill...
Carlsberg

Carlsberg to replace plastic can holders with recyclable glue

Danish brewer Carlsberg Group has set new sustainability initiatives, including switching from plastic can holders to packaging solution Nature MultiPack, a recyclable glue. The...
Roberts

Roberts launch 100% recyclable packaging for bloomer range

Bakery Roberts has announced that it is making the packaging for its bloomer range 100% recyclable for household kerbside collection bins.   While the plastic on many of its wrapped...
Heathrow Airport innovation prize

Plastic roads for Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport is to investigate whether plastic waste can be used for road surfacing. The idea was proposed by Maidenhead resident Andrew Swift who entered...
plastic

Attention on plastics needs to drive recycling, says RECOUP conference chair

The main session chair at this year’s RECOUP Conference has argued that knowledge of plastics and recycling has not increased following mainstream media coverage...
Lucozade

Lucozade sport to trial plastic-free, edible product at running events

Drinks company Lucozade Ribena Suntory has joined forces with materials engineering firm Skipping Rocks Lab to trial the Ooho! product at running events from September.  The Oohos are made...
plastics bottles with 50% rPET

Bottled water company only uses UK rPET

Britain's oldest bottled water brand, Harrogate Water, is now using 50% rPET in all of its bottles. The rPET being used is all from...
bales

UK Government urged to ban plastic waste exports

The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has called on the UK Government and environmental NGOs to support a ban on plastic waste exports.  Recently, the...
Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison launch recycled PET liner in Europe

Avery Dennison has announced that it is introducing liner made from recycled PET (rPET) commercially in Europe.  The company has said it will be the...
plastic bag

Levy on plastic bags could double

Ministers are considering doubling the 5p levy on plastic bags and making this a compulsory measure for all shops, according to The Guardian. The Prime Minister is reportedly...
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