George

Asda’s fashion arm George to sell products made from recycled plastic bottles

George, the clothing and homeware division of retailer Asda, has announced that it will sell products made from recycled plastic bottles and clothing. 
Environment Secretary Michael Gove

Businesses and manufactures to pay full cost of recycling under Resources and Waste Strategy

As part of the recently published Resources and Waste Strategy by Defra, businesses and manufacturers will now pay the full cost of recycling and...

Green dot and mobius symbols cause recycling confusion, finds study

A new study from RECOUP, Plastics Europe and Marks and Spencer has found that the green dot and mobius symbols add to...
plastic

Waitrose to fund fellowships to help find solutions for plastic pollution

Supermarket Waitrose has revealed that it is funding numerous University fellowships to improve new thinking on how to find, test and share...
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...
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...

MP calls for big businesses to pay for plastic waste clean-up

Environmental Audit Committee and Swansea West Labour MP Geraint Davies has stated that big corporations should pay for the plastic waste problem in the UK, and...

Honest, GLACÉAU Smartwater and Chaudfontaine bottles to be made from 100% recycled plastic

Cola-Cola European Partners (CCEP), along with The Cola-Cola Company, has announced that its Honest, GLACÉAU Smartwater and Chaudfontaine brands will be sold in bottles made from 100% recycled plastic. 
PET bottle

Danimer Scientific to work with Nestlé to produce biodegradable bottles

Food Manufacturer Nestlé has announced a global partnership with Danimer Scientific to develop biodegradable bottles.   Danimer Scientific is a manufacturer of biodegradable plastic products...

Festivals commit to banning single-use plastics by 2021

Over 60 independent festivals have committed to banning plastic straws this season, as well as eliminating all single-use plastics by 2021.  A digital campaign led by the...
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