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The BIG Plastics Debate returned focusing on plastic alternatives and the environmental impact they present, with expert discussions about the path to a zero-carbon future. Read more

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The attacks on Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq processing facility and the Khurais field on Saturday morning have led to production cuts of around 5.7 million barrels per day, or around half the company’s production capacity Read more

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Whilst the United States is the single biggest export market for UK manufactured goods and services, worth £118.2 billion, exports to the top seven EU markets alone amounted to £236.5 billion in the same period Read more

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The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has called for the government to focus on reducing all single use packaging, not just plastic, in its latest report on Plastic food and drink packaging. Read more

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The new target will include all branded food packaging, Sainsbury’s brand food packaging and packaging across all of Sainsbury’s operations. Read more

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With the successful commissioning of its new £65 million plastics reprocessing plant near Bristol, in 2020 Viridor will create new raw materials from all its core recyclable materials collected in the UK Read more

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The Q3 Manufacturing Outlook survey comes on the back of the latest PMI data earlier this week and shows all indicators have weakening significantly, with investment and domestic orders in particular turning negative Read more

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The survey, conducted by YouGov and commissioned by Zero Waste Scotland, showed that 77 per cent of people in Scotland support the introduction of Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme, and that helping the environment is among their top motivations Read more

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The Organisation also calls for a reduction in plastic pollution to benefit the environment and reduce human exposure Read more

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The agreement also involves a joint venture between BASF and DOMO in France for the production of adipic acid Read more

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The ideas range from biodegradable water bottles and packaging made from seaweed, right though to a way of reducing the plastic microfibre waste that comes from the clothes we wear, by developing clothes that grow with children Read more

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A new report has highlighted the damage that water in single-use cans, glass bottles or cartons causes to the environment. Read more

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Asda, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, The Co-operative Group, Tesco, and Waitrose sold 490 million fewer single-use plastic bags in 2018/19, a drop of almost half on the previous year Read more

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666,521 cars rolled off production lines in the first six months of the year, a year-on-year loss of 168,052 units due largely to falling demand in key markets Read more

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The report has also highlighted how the EU is lagging behind the UK in seeking to prevent the worst effects of a no-deal Read more

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The call follows the new Prime Minister’s appointment of prominent pro-Brexit politicians to key Cabinet positions Read more

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In an update on progress towards the introduction of the landmark Environment Bill – the first for 20 years – the government has published firm positions on issues ranging from trees, water, and recycling, to boost the natural environment Read more

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The consultation, which ran from February until May, asked UK residents for their views on EPR, and a further consultation on proposals for a Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers was carried out at the same time Read more

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After its paper band replacement failed to live up to hopes, the supermarket had to reintroduce plastic packaging across its bananas this summer. Read more

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The survey found that 29 per cent of companies believed that the impact of no-deal would be ‘very’ negative Read more

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