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FMCG producers: Achieving successful green transformation

Julie Neal, Director and consumer products sector specialist at management consultancy, Vendigital, explains how design-to-cost techniques and other value engineering solutions can help FMCG producers to achieve a successful green transformation.
Biorecycling

New biorecycling routes for food packaging and agricultural plastic waste

Maria J. Lopez, Professor of Microbiology and Project Coordinator of the RECOVER project, explains how it aims to deliver new biorecycling routes for food packaging and agricultural plastic waste.
plastic waste fuel, washington state

Scientists find way to turn plastic waste into jet fuel

A team of researchers at Washington State University have found a way to turn 90% of plastic waste into jet fuel within the space of an hour.
plastic use, recycling

Let’s learn how to use plastic anew!

Research Professor Ali Harlin urges us to reconsider our plastic use and illustrates how the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is aiming to halve the environmental impact of plastics.
nappy and wipe waste

Why the UK Government must do more to tackle the issue of nappy and...

Laura Crawford, Founder of Mama Bamboo, discusses why it is important for the Government to take action against nappy and wipe waste.
household carbon footprint, household

Digital solutions to reduce household carbon footprint

Gavin Ellis, Director and Co-Founder of Hubbub, discusses how digital solutions can be used to help households reduce their carbon footprint and save money.
Jellyfish

‘More Masks Than Jellyfish’: The devastating impact of PPE on marine life

ESCP Business School, highlight the devastating impact of personal protective equipment (PPE) on marine life during a 'More Masks Than Jellyfish' online conference.
plastic packaging projects

Plastic packaging projects receive £16 million from UKRI

UKRI has opened up a new £16 million funding competition for projects to develop sustainable solutions to plastic packaging challenges.
plastic timeline

The plastic timeline: How did we get here?

Using statistics from Statista, Loadhog analysed data on global plastic production from 1950 to 2018 alongside global population figures and new laws to show exactly where we are in terms of our use of plastic.
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Every day, three billion microplastic particles enter the Bay of Bengal

Researchers have found that the Ganges River could be for depositing three billion microplastic particles into the Bay of Bengal daily - impacting 655 million people.
eliminate microplastics, laundry

Scientists find new way to eliminate microplastics from water

They found that electrolytic treatment of wastewater can literally eliminate microplastics - other methods simply separate microplastics from water, creating the problem of unwanted leftovers.
global plastic waste, UKRI

UKRI funds £20 million to address global plastic waste problem

The global plastic waste situation will receive an investment of £20 million from UKRI - research partnerships will begin with 11 countries.
circular economy for plastic, green deal

EU Green Deal: Creating a circular economy for plastics

Jennifer Perr, Sustainability Director at Hi-Cone explains how the EU Green Deal can impact the packaging industry and transform plastic use for a more sustainable future.
clean growth projects

Government invests £134 million into clean growth projects

The UK Government has invested £134 million into businesses to develop ground-breaking clean growth projects and create more jobs.
plastic packaging

£2m available for projects to create smart and sustainable plastic packaging

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to support projects that investigate how to reduce, reuse, and recycle plastic packaging.
bioplastics

Bioplastic is no safer than conventional plastic, according to new study

A new study, published in Environment International, has found that bioplastics are just as toxic as conventional plastics, despite its many benefits.
eco-friendly fashion

What’s the fuss about eco-friendly fashion?

Here, ethical cleaning company Bio-D, suggest 5 reasons as to why you should switch up your wardrobe and opt for more eco-friendly fashion for the sake of the planet.
recycling mistakes

10 common recycling mistakes we make at home

Rich Quelch at eco-packaging specialists Lifestyle Packaging explains 10 common recycling mistakes you may be making and how to avoid them.
quality over quantity

Fast fashion: Why you should pick quality over quantity

Montana Marshall, CEO and founder of The Dress Change, discusses why we should choose quality over quantity in the fight against fast fashion.
Plastic eating enzyme

Is a plastic-eating enzyme the solution to our plastic problem?

The scientists who re-engineered the plastic-eating enzyme, PETase, have now created an enzyme partnership which can digest plastic up to six times faster.

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