Neil Davies

Survey finds that 83% of UK SMEs believe plastic waste is a problem

A survey has found that 83% of UK SMEs believe that plastic waste is a problem, leading 63% of those surveyed to implement their own initiatives...

Residents of Mumbai could face three-months jail time if caught using single-use plastics

Mumbai has banned single-use plastics, with residents caught using plastic bags, cups or bottles facing a fine of up to 25,000 rupees (£276) and...
plastic

UK Government set out plan to ban sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and...

The UK Government has announced its plans to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and cotton buds to protect the marine...
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...
CEPI

CEPI launch sustainability platform

European Association CEPI has revealed a “live” sustainability platform which shows the industry’s sustainability achievements. The new platform offers the possibility for companies across CEPI’s...
plastic recycling

ESA welcomes HM Treasury publication on public support of recycling

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has welcomed the Treasury’s report on the summary of responses to the consultation on how the tax system could be...
paper bags

Iceland to trial paper bags across Merseyside stores

Retailer Iceland has launched a paper bag trial across Merseyside to see if its customers are willing to ditch plastic bags at checkout.  White paper bags, which Iceland said...
food waste

New funding could help transform food scraps into sustainable plastic packaging 

Household food scraps could be transformed into environmentally-friendly plastic bags and cups due to new £60 million Government funding.  Innovators are being challenged to make the UK...
Waste

SEPA releases metals and landfill sector plans to drive innovation

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has released a Metals Sector Plan and a Landfill Sector Plan for Scotland to drive innovation and regulate the industries.   These plans are two of...
Waitrose store

Waitrose launch £1 million grant fund to tackle plastic pollution 

Retailer Waitrose has announced a £1 million grant fund to support projects designed to reduce unnecessary plastic and tackle plastic pollution.  
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