Australian senate inquiry recommends a ban on single-use plastics

A Senate inquiry into Australia’s recycling problem has recommended that all single-use plastics should be banned by 2023. The inquiry suggests the creation of a...
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Scottish Government ask public for ideas on deposit return scheme

The Scottish Government is asking the public to help shape a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers as a way to reduce plastic pollution.  A consultation on DRS for Scotland...

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...

Viridor to work with retailers to change black plastic food grade packaging

Recycling company Viridor is working with retailers Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and food packaging manufacturer Faerch Plast to put recycled black plastic into new food grade packaging.  The result is a circular economic solution to this...

Morrisons to use brown paper bags for fruit and vegetables to cut plastic use

Supermarket Morrisons is bringing back brown paper bags for loose fresh fruit and vegetables in the hope it will prevent 150m small plastic bags...

Quality dominated discussions at the Secondary Commodity Markets Conference

China and quality were the main themes for speakers at this year’s Secondary Commodity Markets Conference held on the 19th June in Stockport.   Experts in the paper and plastics sectors gathered...

Microbeads ban implemented

A ban on the sale of products containing microbeads has come into force as part of the Government’s efforts to prevent this plastic entering...
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...
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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...
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