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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. Read more

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Up to £8 million in funding will help researchers develop recycling systems that can cope with rising volumes of recyclable materials and enable academics to analyse how package design impacts consumer behaviour Read more

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The policies will be implemented over five years, with plastic bags to be banned across all cities and towns in 2022, and the production and sale of plastic bags less than 0.025mm thick also being banned Read more

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Building on its 2018 commitment to make 100 per cent of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, Nestlé will reduce its use of virgin plastic by a third in the same period Read more

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The new Smile for Good toothpaste is made from HDPE, unlike regular toothpaste tubes, which are made from a plastic aluminium mix and are impossible to recycle Read more

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The Horizon 2020 research innovation project, BioICOP (Bio Innovation of a Circular Economy for Plastic), will seek to develop sustainable, environmentally-friendly alternatives to traditional plastic Read more

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The new report, ‘Plastic promises: what the grocery sector is really doing about packaging’, quotes industry insiders, showing that bigger changes are on the way that could have consequences including higher carbon emissions and lower recyclability Read more

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The technology could help to solve two problems at once, both cutting plastic production and reducing the amount of food waste deposited in landfill Read more

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The project highlights areas where the plastics industry has made a valuable contribution towards realising a number of these goals Read more

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The Forever Floatride GROW is the latest example of Reebok’s commitment to reduce the use of petroleum-based plastics in footwear by making products with plants Read more

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The 2018/19 report and data shows that one billion problematic and unnecessary single use plastic items are to be eliminated by the end of 2020, and that Pact members are over halfway towards all their packaging being recyclable Read more

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Bio-D was launched in 1989, and uses biodegradable and ethically-sourced ingredients that are vegan and cruelty-free, as well as offering a hypoallergenic range Read more

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Asos is the first online retailer to sign the pledge, and has aimed to eliminate problematic and unnecessary plastic packaging by 2025 Read more

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The Green Deal concept includes a set of specific measures and initiatives that are designed to guide the implementation process, and amongst other sectors, the Commission has a special emphasis on the plastic industry Read more

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Both businesses were recognised at the Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge, which looks for innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s single-use plastic problem Read more

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The research assessed 15 of the most significant natural rubber companies in order to shed light on leading company practices within the natural rubber industry Read more

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The company, which incorporates waste plastic bottles into road surfaces, was chosen for the award ahead of 150,000 other entries from 33 countries after a five-month judging period Read more

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The new rules will involve the establishment of a comprehensive management system covering the production, sale, utilisation, and recycling of thin plastic film in the countryside Read more

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The letter asked the Scottish Parliament to ignore those asking for certain materials to be left out, and that an all-in model would be much more beneficial for the environment Read more

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The Initiative unites more than 400 businesses, governments, and organisation behind a common vision to address plastic waste and pollution Read more

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This is the first major corporate supply agreement for green electricity from new plants in Germany, and is also an unprecedented step for the chemical industry in Europe Read more

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