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The Plastic Hackathon event challenged teams to find solutions to the plastic pollution problems associated with ordering takeaways, personal care, grab and go food, as well as internet and grocery shopping Read more

Environment

The “Plastics Packaging Plan: Achieving Net Zero ‘Waste’ Exports” is backed by 12 cross-party politicians and says the UK must urgently take back control of its share of the global plastics problem Read more

Environment

The move has come after a number of Asian countries, including China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, have limited and banned incoming plastic waste Read more

Environment

Axion has welcomed the proposed changes to the Basel Convention that would set strict quality specifications about exports, as it would force the UK to take responsibility for its own plastic waste Read more

Environment

New report focuses on the risks posed by plastic pollution, climate change, and deep-sea mining Read more

Environment

Results show more collected material is needed to pave the way to increased recycling rates. Read more

Industry News

Austrian polyolefins specialist Borealis has funded a project in East Java, Indonesia, to prevent marine plastic pollution. Read more

Industry News

The British Plastics Federation, the peak body for the plastics trade in the UK, has released a statement welcoming the funding pledge to help Commonwealth nations research marine plastics prevention. Read more

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Waste Free Oceans has announced a new partnership with Henkel to remove plastic waste from oceans and once recycled, the plastic will be used in bottles by Lovables laundry. Read more

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Recycling Technologies raises £3.7million of equity investment from crowdfunding, angel investors and strategic investors. Read more

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Julie Girling MEP has sounded a warning over calls for the elimination or banning of plastics following the heightened awareness of environmental and recycling issues. Read more

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After the 2016 recycling statistics were released by Defra last week, the environmental consultancy Eunomia has countered the figures with its own estimates that recovered materials are bulked by a third. Read more

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Shoppers can pick up wine, nuts, bread or veg at Ekoplaza in Amsterdam - but no plastic packaging. Read more

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Vision Gelpack to supply black bin bags to ESPO 180 Framework of six English councils. Read more

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Recycling centres can now access the improved ballistics separator range from German machinery builders Stadler. Read more

Machinery

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

Industry News

A new film decontamination plant has set up by Germany's Herbold Meckesheim in the East Rand. Read more

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Independent flexible packaging manufacturer, Skymark, has developed a range of reduced weight baby wipe packs for Tesco’s own range. Read more

Materials

The Prime Minister has arrived in China for a three-day visit during which she is expected to discuss China’s approach to plastics pollution. Read more

Environment

SodaStream has cut the price of its sparkling water maker in a bid to urge Brits to cut their plastic waste. Read more

Environment