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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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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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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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It has committed to investing £22 million in new manufacturing machines, processes, and materials to remove the plastic items from products and replace them will a cardboard topper that holds can multipacks together Read more

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The environmental organisation is calling on people to use the period of Climate Week, running from 7th to 13th October, to make a point of refusing materials that are frequently added to the items that are bought everyday Read more

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The environmental campaign group estimates that over six million single-use plastic beer cups may have been used in the Premier League last season alone Read more

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The airport released a statement on regarding its new initiative, saying that from August 20th, restaurants, shops, and airline lounges will no longer be able to serve or sell plastic bottled water Read more

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Customers at the Kidlington and Lincoln shops can choose to use their own containers or buy a 30p bag made from recycled materials Read more

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M&S is aiming to encourage a change in consumer behaviour and reduce the use of disposable items on the high street 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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The scheme using glass-reinforced plastic to create a foam infill made from more than 4,500 plastic bottles, produced by specialist surfacing and structures manufacturer Polydeck Read more

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Business are expected to jointly invest up to £149 million, alongside a £60 million government investment, to help to move away from single-use plastics Read more

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Made with 75 per cent less plastic, Cif ecorefill attaches to the current Cif Power And Shine bottles, and through its innovative technology, seamlessly reduces the super-concentrated product into the bottle, which is filled with water at home Read more

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The research has found that Scottish consumers are collectively buying more than 300,000 tonnes of single-use packaging for their groceries every year Read more

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The decision makes Asda the first supermarket to eliminate single-use carrier bags from its operations, having stopped offering single-use bags in its stores in 2018 Read more

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The figures highlight low levels of action, with only 15 per cent of senior decision makers saying their organisation has taken steps to replace and single-use plastic in their supply chains in the past 12 months Read more

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The programme, fronted by TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and TV and radio presenter Anita Rami, has provoked a major response throughout the plastics industry, with the BPF the latest to issue its reaction Read more

WRAP has published a list of eight problematic or unnecessary single-use plastics that The UK Plastics Pact members are expected to remove from shelves by the end of 2020 Read more

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The new containers are made from ‘carton board’, which contains 50 per cent recycled content and 50 per cent new, which itself comes from certified sustainable sources Read more

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The paper bags will replace plastic bags in 53 Boots stores across the UK, with a full roll out to all 2,485 stores completed by early 2020, removing over 900 tonnes of plastic from Boots; store operations each year Read more

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