plastic

Government to end the sale of plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds

The Government has announced that it is eliminating plastic straws, drink stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds from sale in the hope of reducing the amount...
plastic

UK joins G7 charter to fight plastic pollution

The UK has agreed to join a charter to tackle marine plastic pollution at the G7 Summit in Canada.  G7 leaders discussed how to fight climate change,...
Waste

Biffa announce partnership with WasteAid to help improve waste management in developing countries

Waste management company Biffa has announced a three-year partnership with charity WasteAid, to help support it financially and offer expertise to help communities...

Plastic cutlery and cups to be banned by Network Rail

Network Rail has announced plans to ban retailers from supplying plastic cutlery and cups in managed stations by the end of 2020.  The Rail company...

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...
TeraPlast invests in PVC recycling

TeraPlast invests in PVC recycling plant

Romanian plastic product manufacturer TeraPlast is reported to have invested 3.5 million euros in additional PVC recycling facilities. The upgraded facility can process 12,000 tonnes...
Mondelēz International

Mondelēz International to make all of its packaging recyclable by 2025

Food and drinks company Mondelēz International has announced that it is making all of its packaging recyclable and will provide recycling information by 2025.   The company will work in...
RECOUP

RECOUP survey shows progress in plastic packaging collection for recycling 

Charity RECOUP has launched its annual UK Household Plastics Collections Survey which has found that there is a steady progress in the plastic packaging being collected...

Deposit return scheme consultation confirmed

A consultation for a deposit return scheme in England has been confirmed by the Government, with the aim of increasing recycling rates, and reducing the...
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...
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