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The first airline in the world to operate a single-use plastic free flight on an ultra-long haul sector. Read more

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Greenpeace campaigners march an enormous bottle made from 2,500 plastic bottles to Michael Gove in protest against single-use plastic. Read more

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The Government has launched a six-week consultation on its plans to ban the sale and distribution of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds. Read more


The UK Parliament says it will dramatically reduce plastic use through new compostable products. Read more

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5p paper cup charge comes into force in all Starbucks stores across Britain today (26th July 2018) Read more

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Cranswick collaborate with Canary Wharf to create plastics panel on World Environment Day. Read more

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Sales of drinks stirrers, straws and cotton buds could be banned by the Government with a new consultation against single-use plastics announced to Commonwealth leaders. Read more

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The German raw materials distributor Velox has agreed a deal with Belgian plastics company Solvay for its polyarylamide for single-use medical tools. Read more



The BBC has announced a plan to remove single-use plastic from its operations by 2020. Read more

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