Waitrose will no longer sell 5p 'single-use' bags from March 2019. (Image: Waitrose & Partners)

Waitrose & Partners is the latest supermarket to announce it will stop selling 5p ‘single-use’ carrier bags. more



The OOHO sachets (Image: Skipping Rocks Lab)

Participants of the Harrow Half Marathon in London yesterday received water packaged in edible seaweed pouches instead of PET bottles. more



The new Snap Pack

The beverage producer's new design for its six-packs of beer replaces plastic wrapping with a pioneering technology that glues its cans together. more


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Manufacturers of composite decking produced using recycled plastics says it has seen demand soar for its products. more


Applications for the second round of funding opens for litter-fighting projects across Britain. more

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Morrisons is removing the plastic from some of its whole cucumbers

The 'Big Four' supermarket has made the decision to remove the plastic packaging on some of its cucumbers, despite its own tests showing that it helps to prolong shelf life. more



MGS Technical Plastics has invested £43k in a new solar power unit

MGS Technical Plastics has invested in a solar power unit costing £43,000 as it looks to build further upon its environmental credentials. more

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5p paper cup charge comes into force in all Starbucks stores across Britain today (26th July 2018) more

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Imerplast UK are the 100th company to sign up to industry environmental initiative Operation Clean Sweep run by the BPF. more

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Take part in a free paddleboard session to help reduce plastic pollution. more


Ban on the sale of products containing microbeads has come into effect in England and Scotland. more

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Six finalists have been chosen in this year’s student plastics competition, which focuses on making gardening easier as its theme for 2018. more

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Model of Balance

Philip Law covers a busy month that will see a formidable UK delegation make inroads into the Chinese export market, further consultations for the future of UK recycling systems and the opening of entries for the world’s oldest plastics awards. more

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ICS Cool Energy launches definitive guide to cutting costs for industrial end-users. more

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Environmental goals P&G set itself have been met, and the international consumer products company has announced new targets for 2030. more


As 52 leaders of the Commonwealth nations gather for the Heads of Government meeting in London this week, the British Prime Minister Theresa May announced the creation of a fund to tackle marine plastics. more


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Félix Miessen

A recent study by The Danish Environmental Protection Agency proves plastic to be the material with the overall lowest impact to the environment. more

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The British Plastic Federation's recycling committee is the latest body to lend its voice to the chorus of questions over PRN misreporting. more


January’s brew-haha over a charge on takeaway coffee cups has come to naught after the Government responded with a focus on ‘voluntary commitments’ to reduce container waste. more

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German PVC company Vinnolit can claim a gold standard for CSR after accreditation from EcoVadis. more

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Glanyrafon Industrial Estate, Recycling point for Ceredigion Council

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The Welsh Government has released its recycling figures for the last year, highlighting Wales' recycling success as a devolved UK nation. more

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