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

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Silvergate Plastics

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




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



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. 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. 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. 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


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. more

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

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The sandwich chain is planning to impose a 10p refundable deposit on its own-brand plastic bottles at three of its outlets in Brighton. more

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The Queen has banned plastic from the Royal estates in a bid to tackle waste. more

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Liquid hand soap pumped direct to a PET container could reduce the carbon footprint and complexities of blow moulding, suggests Amcor. more


A new breakthrough de-icer from Tetrosyl is being packed in custom-designed bottles produced by RPC Promens Industrial Plenmeller. more


Synvina is a joint venture to make furandicarboxylic acid for a polymer base in containers, the program will now move to building a dedicated plant in Antwerp. more