Aldi to ensure all its own-label products are recyclable by 2022

Supermarket Aldi has announced that it intends to make all its own-label products recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2022.   It is also scrapping 5p carrier bags as part of a range of...

Chancellor of the Exchequer announces call for evidence on single-use plastics

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has announced in his Spring Statement that there will be a call for evidence on how changes...
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Chancellor of the Exchequer to find new ways to reduce single-use plastics

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is set to launch a public consultation on how the tax system can be used to reduce...

Eunomia study finds UK overestimates plastic packaging recycling rates

A new report from Eunomia has revealed that the UK overestimates how much plastic packaging waste gets recycled.  Statistics from 2015 on UK households and businesses...

Deliveroo announce plans to reduce its plastic packaging

Deliveroo has announced that it will be taking action to reduce the quantity of plastic packaging used when delivering its take away meals, including steps to...

Pret A Manger propose a deposit return scheme on plastic bottles

Following Pret A Manger’s 50p discount for customers who bring in their own reusable coffee cups, the company’s chief executive Clive Schlee, has proposed a 10p...

PG Tips to switch to biodegradable tea bags

Unilever-owned company, PG Tips, has announced that it is switching to fully biodegradable tea bags in the hope of cutting down plastic pollution.   The new...

Chiltern Railways to recycle coffee cups at stations

Arriva UK Trains company, Chiltern Railways, has announced that it will be the first train operator to recycle coffee cups at its station, in the hope of...
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Plastic straw ban is possible, suggests Michael Gove

Plastics straws could possibly be banned in Britain, the Environment Secretary Michael Gove has suggested. The Daily Telegraph asked Mr Gove if he would prohibit plastic straws, and he replied,...

WRAP launches new Recycle Now campaign to fight plastic waste

A focus on recycling plastic is being launched by WRAP’s Recycle Now campaign. Its Plastic Planet programme will include hard-hitting digital images and message aimed...
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