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EU declares war on plastic waste - The Guardian


CleanTechnica

EU declares war on plastic waste
The Guardian
As part of its strategy, the EU will carry out an impact assessment on a variety of ways to tax the use of single use plastics, although details on potential models were notably lacking from the published strategy documents. Last week, the budget ...
Europe & UK Decide To Get Serious About Plastic Pollution, Sort OfCleanTechnica
EU plastics strategy makes strong business case for recyclingMaterials Recycling World
The EU Is Considering a Continent-Wide Plastics TaxCare2.com
The Independent -EURACTIV -Daily Mail -EU News
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UK government declares war on plastics - Plastics Today


Plastics Today

UK government declares war on plastics
Plastics Today
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled a plan to eradicate all avoidable plastic waste by 2042. Reuters reports that by placing a new environmental agenda center stage, “May is keen to put divisions over leaving the European Union, scandals and an ...
Theresa May proposes plastic-free supermarket aisles in green strategyThe Guardian
UK plans to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042Phys.Org
Theresa May vows to eliminate UK's plastic waste by 2042The Independent
Financial Times -Bloomberg -EPPM
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WRAP initiative to transform UK plastics system under development - Resource Magazine


Resource Magazine

WRAP initiative to transform UK plastics system under development
Resource Magazine
On the same day that Theresa May spoke of the 'environmental scourge' of plastic waste while launching the government's 25 Year Environment Plan (11 January), the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has announced a new initiative in partnership ...
Plastics trade groups call for mutual acceptance of REACH after BrexitChemical Watch
UK government confirms plastics waste initiativesPlastics in Packaging
What are supermarkets doing to fight plastic?BBC News
Aljazeera.com -Plastics in Packaging -Plastics in Packaging
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Now Waitrose and Wagamama join the drive to tackle the plastic menace: Firms pledge to end use of straws and plastic ... - Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Now Waitrose and Wagamama join the drive to tackle the plastic menace: Firms pledge to end use of straws and plastic ...
Daily Mail
The EU will fund research into alternative packaging and assess ways to tax single-use plastics – something the UK is already looking at. Iceland – the first supermarket in the world to remove plastic packaging from own-label products – will begin by ...
Plastic recycling: Your questions answeredBBC News
Retailers and restaurants announce plans to curb plastic packagingprintweek.com
Iceland supermarket vows to eliminate plastic on all own-branded productsThe Guardian
The Independent -WalesOnline -eco-business.com -The Independent
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UK Government's Plan To Address Single Use Plastics 'Overlooks Ghost Gear' - Plant Based News


Plant Based News

UK Government's Plan To Address Single Use Plastics 'Overlooks Ghost Gear'
Plant Based News
As part of the plan, the 5p levy on plastic bags will be extended to all shops in order 'to help achieve our goal of eliminating all avoidable plastic waste'. But WAP believes it overlooks a major environenmental issue. Fishing gear. WAP's data shows ...


Nearly 1m tonnes every year: supermarkets shamed for plastic packaging - The Guardian


The Guardian

Nearly 1m tonnes every year: supermarkets shamed for plastic packaging
The Guardian
Iain Ferguson, head of sustainability at the Co-op, said Britain should adopt the French system of “bonus-malus”, where supermarkets are taxed more for using material which is not easily recyclable and less for sustainable and recyclable packaging. “We ...

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What's next for the UK's plastics manufacturers? - Medical Plastics News


Medical Plastics News

What's next for the UK's plastics manufacturers?
Medical Plastics News
On January 11, 2018 the prime minister also announced the extension of the 5p carrier bag charge, funding for plastics innovation and UK aid to help developing nations reduce plastics waste and pollution. The aim of the initiative is to reduce ...


'Magical' material that claims to help the environment by converting deadly carbon dioxide into plastic could make ... - Daily Mail


Daily Mail

'Magical' material that claims to help the environment by converting deadly carbon dioxide into plastic could make ...
Daily Mail
A catalyst that can convert carbon dioxide into plastic has been developed by researchers in the hope of saving the environment. The process could divert carbon dioxide, a harmful greenhouse gas, from the atmosphere while also producing everyday ...


Food retailer Iceland: time to put the freeze on plastics 'scourge' - Recycling International


Recycling International

Food retailer Iceland: time to put the freeze on plastics 'scourge'
Recycling International
Managing director Richard Walker argues: 'The world has woken up to the scourge of plastics. A truckload is entering our oceans every minute, causing untold damage to our marine environment and ultimately humanity. We will ensure that all our packaging ...
The End of Single-Use Plastic Has Officially ArrivedScienceAlert
Will this EU ruling mark the beginning of the end of single use plastics?International Business Times UK

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SodaStream knocks 80% off Fizzi unit price to support UK Government plastics pledge - just-drinks.com


just-drinks.com

SodaStream knocks 80% off Fizzi unit price to support UK Government plastics pledge
just-drinks.com
SodaStream has reduced the price of one of its water carbonation units in the UK as it looks to capitalise on the Government's plans to reduce plastics in the country. The company said today that it has cut the price of its SodaStream Fizzi sparkling ...

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