The authority will bring in new staff procurement rules and work with contractors to roll out the policy across its supply chain, in a bid to reduce its environmental impact Read more


SPC Engage: London’s theme is Activating Packaging Sustainability Through Goal Implementation, and will help brands, retailers, and their supply chain partners understand how to align their goals with larger global sustainability frameworks Read more


The initiative, spearheaded by Brent Council in partnership with Veolia, is the first of its kind in the UK, and will save 120 kilograms of plastic thanks to the introduction of 20,000 plastic-free bags Read more




Londoners conduct mass survey of plastic bottles along River Thames in the wake of summer heatwave. Read more


The conference will take place in London, UK and the call for papers is now open. Read more

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Coffee mega-chain Starbucks is 'pioneering' a five pence charge for takeway paper cups at 35 of its shops in west London. Read more

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The Scottish recycled plastic road surface compnay MacRebur, based in Lockerbie, has paved the way for its products in London with recently completed roadworks on the 125 bus route from Finchley to Winchmore Hill. Read more

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Water way to whet the whistle: A new design of water bottle from a London design firm has broken its seed funding target with a material contribution from Eastman Tritan. Read more

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River waste has been recycled into a plastic composite for a new boat design, starting a fleet of river cleaning vessels for Isle of Dogs' children. Read more


The latest generation of cycleshare bikes in London have had an intelligent plastics redesign to prevent damage and vandalism. Read more

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PlastikCity is offering a classy London experience to the winner of its buzzwire competition at its Interplas pavilion. Read more

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Utilities manager Veolia has opened a HDPE sorting site on the Thames estuary, specialising in vacuum extrusion from milk bottles. Read more

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The British Plastics Federation has backed the ‘For Fish’s Sake’ campaign to help tackle litter in the Thames. Read more

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