Global warming

WRAP, the resource efficiency body that oversees The UK Plastics Pact, has today (25 June) published a list of eight “problematic or unnecessary” single-use plastics that Pact members are expected to remove from shelves by the end of 2020. The eight for “elimination” are accompanied by a second list of nineteen plastic items which are to be prioritised

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Alupro research suggests an “all-in” deposit return scheme (DRS) that includes materials such as cans, could result in an extra 823 million plastic bottles being produced. An “all-in” deposit return scheme for drinks containers could result in an extra 823 million plastic bottles being produced, inadvertently adding to plastic pollution – one of the key

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Venues and festivals have saved thousands of pounds and hugely reduced their plastic waste by switching to a reusable cup system, according to research. Research carried out by international environmental consultancy Eunomiafound that venues in Bristol that replaced single-use plastic cups with reusable alternatives using a deposit return system (DRS) have made significant financial savings,

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The Government’s proposal to establish a tax on plastic packaging could cost households 7p per week, according to new research. The estimate assumes the tax cost is transferred to households by packaging producers and retailers. It also considers projected levels of recycled content in packaging. The cost has been derived from research undertaken by Imperial

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