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new vision of plastic

A new vision of plastic production and plastic use

Antonello Pezzini, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee shares his new vision of plastic production and plastic use.
problem like plastic, plastic pollution, plastic in the ocean, sustainability

How do we solve a problem like plastic pollution?

René Garello, IEEE fellow and Professor at IMT Atlantique, discusses how data analytics is being used to track the circulation of plastic in the ocean and help scientists to ensure sustainability.

Gove confirms ban on plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following overwhelming public support for the move.
single-use products

UK requires an immediate ban on single-use products

Single-use products should be banned immediately to prevent further damage the environment, business waste and recycling experts have said.
cleaner oceans, water sports

How are water-sports groups aiding cleaner oceans?

From joggers picking up bottles as they go, to global sporting bodies pledging to tackle plastic head on, athletes, enthusiasts and sporting amateurs are collaborating to fight for cleaner oceans.
global governance, ocean pollution

The return of global governance: This time it comes with many faces

The ocean’s pollution with plastics has stirred multiple promising responses across the globe: Are we on the verge of a new type of global governance? Prof Dr Raimund Bleischwitz explains how such governance may look and what is still missing.
reduce marine litter

Plastic in the oceans: Five steps to reduce marine litter

Maria Spyraki MEP from the European Parliament explains the five necessary steps to reduce marine litter – Engagement, Education, Empowerment, Engineering, and Enforcement – in light of the problem of plastics ending up in the oceans of the world.
european strategy for plastics

The reason for the success of the European Strategy for Plastics

Vice President, European Commissioner for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen hails the success of the European Strategy for Plastics thanks to the transparency and full involvement of all stakeholders.

Solving the plastic problem with biopolymers

Two scientists from Teysha Technologies discuss how organic material can now be turned into a viable plastic substitute.
carbon footprint

Sustainability begins in the workplace: How businesses can help reduce their carbon footprint

Wulfric Blackwell, Habitats Project Manager at Thomson environmental consultants argues that sustainability begins in the workplace and reveals how businesses can help reduce their carbon footprint.
hospitality leaders

How can hospitality leaders make a sustainable difference?

Dr Stuart Jauncey, Managing Director of Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, provides insight into how hospitality leaders can make a sustainable difference.
recycling policy, organisation

Why your organisation needs a recycling policy

It is a necessity to have a recycling policy in the current business world. The following article will explain why your organisation needs a policy.
candles, landfill

Disposed Christmas candles will remain in landfill for 1000 years

A report has shown that, far from being a light-hearted stocking stuffer, candles are one of the worst offenders for Christmas-related landfill.
waste management policy

A new era of resource focused waste management policy

The Government’s resources and waste strategy provides a clear framework for long-awaited resource and waste management policy in the UK.
Clean growth innovation, Swindon and Wiltshire

Game-changing clean growth innovation in Swindon and Wiltshire

Paddy Bradley, Director of the Swindon and Wiltshire LEP gives an engaging glimpse into game-changing clean growth innovation taking place in Swindon and Wiltshire.
marine litter

Commission welcomes ambitious agreement to reduce marine litter

The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have reached a provisional agreement on the new measures proposed to tackle marine litter
sustainable packaging

New funding to support UK with development of sustainable packaging

New £60 million government funding is set to support the UK with developing sustainable and environmentally-friendly plastic packaging from food scraps.
recycling industry

The issues for the global recycling industry

Ranjit Baxi, Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) President and Founding President of the Global Recycling Foundation comments on the issues facing the global recycling industry and what plans the Global Recycling Foundation has for 2019, including the upcoming second annual Global Recycling Day on 18 March 2019
household rubbish

Disposal despair: 21 million Brits don’t know what happens to their household rubbish

Research released today reveals a gap between UK households’ passion for living sustainably versus a lack of understanding about managing their rubbish
zero to waste landfill

How companies can achieve their ‘Zero Waste to landfill’ goals

The UK and the rest of the world do not currently have the systems and infrastructure in place to ensure 100% of waste gets diverted away from landfill but businesses that have a competent recycling system in place with trusted partners can claim to be a zero waste to landfill company

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