Plastic bottles



Artificial limbs made out of plastic water bottles could save healthcare providers millions of pounds and help tackle pollution at the same time. Read more


The company has announced that 12 million plastic bottles collected in Haiti are being upcycled into new Original HP ink cartridges. Read more

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The facility will reprocess single use polyethylene terephthalate drinks bottles back into a food contact material. Read more

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Sustainable luxury footwear company launches vegan sneakers made from hay and recycled plastic bottles. Read more



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Frozen supermarket chain, Iceland, has reported that its trial in-store deposit return system has proved popular with customers and provided valuable insights into behaviour. Read more

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Made from 600 reused green plastic bottles, a sculptural green recycled bottle tree has arrived in Chichester. Read more

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The company found Floreon outperformed HDPE in latest trials. Read more



Tesco's reverse vending machine

Tesco has launched a reverse vending scheme in some of its stores in a bid to make it simpler for customers to recycle their packaging, as well as calling on Government to introduce a consistent approach to collection and recycling. Read more

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Veolia is calling on designers, manufacturers and Government to work together with the recycling industry to give consumers the levels of recycled content they expect to see in plastic bottles. Read more




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



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



Volvo Car Group

Volvo Cars has announced its ambition that from 2025, at least 25 per cent of the plastics used in every newly launched Volvo car will be made from recycled material. Read more


A summit took place in London last week between the four UK nations to discuss plans for a UK-wide Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers. Read more

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Highland Spring announces the trial of a 100 per cent recycled plastic eco bottle in a bid to decrease plastic waste. Read 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. Read more


Despite the perceived outrage over marine wildlife deaths stemming from the Blue Planet II on the BBC, the wider British public is still failing to connect their buying habits to sustainable plastics consumption. Read more

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The Norfolk Waste Partnership has partnered with the plastics recycling charity RECOUP to put recycled plastic on the catwalk. Read more

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Pret has teamed up with Chilly’s to launch a range of reusable bottles and has also started a two-month trial for plastic bottle deposit return scheme. Read more

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The trade body for the British plastics industry, the BPF, has cautiously backed the consultation on a Deposit Return Scheme with plastic containers for England. Read more


The speed of a bottle change will be a top attraction with a transfer from a 110mm 1.8 L jar to 28/410 neck 300ml bottle at NPE2018. Read more

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