Adidas

adidas to launch 100% recyclable running shoes

Clothing brand adidas is launching a 100% recyclable running shoe called FUTURECRAFT.LOOP that can be returned, broken down and reused to create new...
yarn

New eco-friendly yarn made from recycled plastic launched

Wool and the Gang have launched a new eco-friendly yarn made from recycled plastic to help crafters reduce their plastic waste, while creating their...

McDonald’s to replace plastic straws with paper straws in the UK and Ireland

Fast food chain McDonald’s has announced that by 2019 it will be phasing out plastic straws in favour of paper alternatives in all 1,361...
alliance

New global alliance formed to develop solutions to eliminate plastic waste

An alliance of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods chain have launched a new organisation to drive solutions to eliminate...
Simon

Pringles packaging needs to be redesigned for proper recyclability, says The Recycling Association

The announcement that Kellogg’s has introduced a Pringles container recycling scheme is a fudge that doesn’t solve the issues, according to The Recycling Association. Kellogg’s...

Ryanair to be plastic free by 2023

Ryanair has announced that it has set a target to be plastic free in the next five years as part of its “Always Getting Better” plan.  The plan...

Waitrose to be black plastic packaging free by 2019

Waitrose has announced that it will stop using black plastic packaging on all of its products, including fish, fruit and vegetables, by the end of 2019. The supermarket has also...
Tesco

Tesco announcement of removal of hard to recycle plastics is the way forward, say...

Vanden Recycling has welcomed Tesco’s announcement that it has notified its suppliers that it will remove hard to recycle materials from its products sold...

Europe recycled 40.9% of plastic packaging in 2016 says new report

A report has shown that EU 28+2 countries recycled 6.8m tonnes (40.9%) of its 16.7m tonnes of plastic packaging waste in 2016, surpassing the EU’s minimum target of 22.5%.   Commissioned by PlasticsEurope and in alliance...
Roberts

Roberts launch new 100% recyclable bread bag 

Bakery company Roberts has designed an “industry first” new bread bag that can go straight into the household recycling bin.   The new bag is aimed...
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