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The Interceptor will attempt to tackle 1,000 of the world’s most polluting rivers, which are responsible for around 80 per cent of ocean plastic pollution, before the end of 2025 Read more

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The latest count means more than 27,000 plastic bottles have been removed from the river by Thames21 volunteers in the past year, and more than 107,000 since records began in 2016 Read more

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Unilever has confirmed that by 2025 it will halve its use of virgin plastic, by reducing its absolute use of plastic packaging by more than 100,000 tonnes and accelerating its use of recycled plastic Read more

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After a year of testing, the organisation’s engineers have succeeded in developing a self-contained system in the Great Pacific Garbage patch that is using the natural forces of the ocean to passively catch and concentrate plastic Read more

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New trials revealed that cafes that replaced discounts for reusable cups with clear, equivalent charges for disposable cups significantly increased the proportion of customers switching the reusable for on-the-go tea and coffee Read more

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The initiative, called ‘Sea The Future’, is projected to raise in excess of $20 billion annually for global recycling, collection, and environmental remediation Read more

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The research showed that nearly half of all consumers worldwide expect manufacturers to take the lead, saying they have the most responsibility to act on these issues Read more

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The UN Trade Forum will explore the linkages between trade, climate change, and oceans economy, and the discussions will focus on the value of oceans economy approaches in building economic diversification and resilience to climate change Read more

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The United Nations Environment Programme’s Tide Turners Plastics Challenge badge will be extended to a further 15 countries after successfully engaging more than 30,000 Girl Guides and Scouts in West Africa Read more

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Duer joins the AEPW from the United Nations, where he most recently served as a Programme Director for the UN Environment Programme Read more

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PowerHouse Energy Group and waste infrastructure developer Peel Environmental have released plans for ten new sites alongside the previously announced project at Protos Energy Park, in Ellesmere Port Read more

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The equivalent of 90,000 waste plastic water bottles made from non-recyclable plastic, which would otherwise have gone to landfill or incinerated, have gone into the asphalt to resurface the car park Read more

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The ideas range from biodegradable water bottles and packaging made from seaweed, right though to a way of reducing the plastic microfibre waste that comes from the clothes we wear, by developing clothes that grow with children Read more

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Thetford River Group

The Thetford River Group, based in Norfolk, recovered empty water bottles from the River Thet to create the boat, in order to educate people about the wastage of single-use plastics Read more

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The authority will bring in new staff procurement rules and work with contractors to roll out the policy across its supply chain, in a bid to reduce its environmental impact Read more

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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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