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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
recycling

Majority of UK companies don’t have a recycling policy, report reveals

A new report has quizzed over 700 companies on their recycling habits and found that 90% of UK businesses do not have a recycling policy in place.
plastic straws

Government launches plan to ban plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds

The Government has set out its plan to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds
seaweed sauce sachets

Seaweed sauce sachets to help cut down on harmful plastic waste

Dissolving seaweed sauce sachets and technology inspired by a suckerfish to remove plastics from rivers are among 11 innovative projects to win the backing of a £4 million government fund to clean up the environment
non-biodegradable materials

Taxing manufacturing businesses on plastic & non-biodegradable materials will fund better recycling

Businesses who use plastic and other non-biodegradable materials should be taxed to slash landfill use, says waste management agency
microplastics

Microplastics found in fifty percent of freshwater insects

New research shows that microplastics are being overlooked in river ecosystems where they contaminate insects and pose risk to other wildlife
recycling project

New recycling project could ensure that no plastic is left behind

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland sheds light on a new recycling project which aims to ensure that no plastic is left behind.
plastic pollution

Young people fight against plastic pollution

Young people across the country will join together to tackle plastic pollution through a new partnership between the UK Scouts and Government

Tackling microplastics: Impact on the environment and the food chain

Dr Ruth Barnich, Principal Taxonomist at environmental consultancy Thomson Ecology explores tackling the issue of microplastics, with a focus on how we can better assess their impact on the environment and the food chain.
plastic use

Five tips for plastic use and sustainability in the laboratory

Inez Cornell, Marketing Manager at Radleys tells us her top tips for plastic use and sustainability in the laboratory
hydrogen

£20 million boost for business innovators powering the UK’s hydrogen economy

New funding awarded to investigate the development of a low cost, low carbon hydrogen for industry, buildings and transport and to help create hundreds of clean industry jobs
deposit system

Cracking down on plastic pollution

Samantha Harding, Litter Programme Director at the Campaign to Protect Rural England reveals her views on moving towards a deposit return system in the UK for bottles and cans, to crack down on plastic pollution.

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