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Partnership aims to convert waste into virgin grade material

A food packaging system has been developed by a collaboration of three companies that targets the conversion of PET waste into virgin grade material....

London recycling rate is ‘rubbish’, claims environment report

The London Assembly Environment Committee has published a report that labels the UK capital’s recycling rate as “rubbish” and makes a series of robust...

Hasbro toys with the idea of plant-based plastics

The US multinational toy company Hasbro plans to use plant-based bio-polyethylene terephthalate (bioPET) for blister packs and plastics windows next year, in an attempt...

PG Tips brews up bioplastics alternative for its bags

Tea producer PG Tips is to eliminate plastics from its iconic pyramid shaped tea bags and replace it with plant-based, fully biodegradable and renewable...

EU waste legislation recognises benefits of bioplastics

Provisional agreements reached by the European Council and Parliament on the EU waste legislative package published by the Commission in 2015 recognise the benefits...

Unilever chief calls for plastics waste action

Unilever's chief executive Paul Polman has called on the food and beverage industry to accelerate progress towards a circular economy and address the challenge...

Replace plastics packaging… with plastics packaging

Several designers have won a competition to come up with new materials to replace plastics packaging, by designing concepts involving plastics packaging. The Circular Materials...

British meat supplier targets circular economy

British meat supplier Cranswick is aiming to eliminate all non-recyclable plastics packaging from its business by 2025 to support the transition towards a more...

Cornwall set to trial the Beverage Bin

The British county of Cornwall has approved the launch of a circular recycling system called ‘Beverage Bin’, which will aim to reduce plastics container...

UK government confirms plastics waste initiatives

British Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled the UK government’s 25-year environment plan, which includes proposed policies to eliminate 'avoidable plastics waste'. Speaking at the...