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Activists in Japan have welcomed a goal set by the G20 to reduce additional plastic waste leaking into the ocean to zero by 2050, but said it avoided looking at slashing the output of wasteful, single-use plastics in the first place 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 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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The study used a manta net to collect surface water samples across the 13 rivers, with each location tested a minimum of two times before the samples were sent for analysis in Exeter Read more

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The 3R Initiative, also backed by Nestle and Veolia, aims to reduce, recover, and recycle more plastic waste by helping companies measure and reach pollution-cutting goals Read more

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According to the Committee, the Welsh Government should use the strength of public demand for a chance to act now against plastic waste, and suggested that Wales should lead the way, rather than waiting for others to act Read more

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From July, half of the 830 Aldi stores will offer paper bags, and the rest will offer compostable carrier bags Read more

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The Government has issued a statement saying it is "deeply concerned" about the issue Read more

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Speaking to the BBC’s Today Programme, Tom Crotty claimed that TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s campaign against plastic on Scottish beaches was “pushing an agenda”, having spent time with him ahead of the documentary’s release Read more

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According to Eurostat, Ireland remained in the top spot for plastic packaging waste generation per capita in 2016 despite a 3.4 per cent reduction year on year Read more

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The jersey is made from upcycled plastic waste recovered from beaches in Sri Lanka Read more

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A total of 3000 tonnes of plastic waste from 60 containers are expected to be shipped back once the containers are fully inspected Read more

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McMorrin has been calling for a fundamental overhaul in how our waste is managed and has urged both the UK and Welsh Government to ensure that producers are wholly responsible for the waste they produce Read more

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The ban will include exemptions to ensure that those with medical needs or a disability are able to continue to access plastic straws Read more

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For the project Springfield teamed up with MacRebur, who has developed and patented its process of incorporating waste plastic in roads Read more

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The report details the pledges members have made to take action against the Pact’s targets in the near future Read more

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The Club involved challenging 50 employees in East Anglia to go a month without using single-use packaging while having their lunch, in an attempt to cut single use plastic and food waste Read more

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Working with environmental charity Hubbub, the fund attracted 150 applications, and five organisations have now been selected to receive a share of the £1 million fund Read more

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The new hub seeks to help companies align their large-scale plastic commitments to the specific activities through the hub, which help further those commitments from aspiration to meaningful and measureable action Read more

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