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Biffa acts to tackle marine litter at source

Waste management firm Biffa has signed a three-year partnership with UK-based charity WasteAid, which will see the business support the latter financially and offer...

Global approach will turn the tide against waste, say associations

The improvement of waste management in India is a key part of the fight against marine litter, claims the German industrial association for plastics...

Chief executives link up for $1bn waste management initiative

A non-profit organisation called the Alliance to End Plastic Waste has been launched to work on solutions to reduce mismanaged plastics waste in the...

Food giant joins Project STOP

Project STOP (Stop Ocean Plastics) has welcomed Nestlé as a strategic partner in the initiative aimed at preventing ocean plastics leakage in South East...

Is the UK bag tax leading to increased plastics consumption?

The chief executive of UK plastics distributor National Flexible has applauded a column by a political editor in The Sunday Times newspaper for exposing the hypocrisy...

EU reaches agreement on marine litter measures

The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have reached a provisional agreement on the ambitious new measures proposed by the Commission...

FPA calls for end to ‘biodegradable’ packaging

The Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) is calling for an end to descriptions of packaging as ‘biodegradable’ following discussions with the UK packaging sector, non-government...

Kelp is at hand with the Ocean Bottle

A limited-edition Ocean Bottle made from 50 per cent plastics waste collected from the ocean waterways and shores of Rio (Brazil) has been launched...

Reverse vending specialist adds ballast to marine litter eXXpedition

Reverse vending recycling supplier TOMRA has signed up as the title sponsor for eXXpedition’s all-women plastics research voyage North Pacific 2018, which sets sail...

Report highlights five key packaging trends for 2018

Packaging will play a pivotal role in reducing global food and product waste, cites a report by Mintel, which also highlights the growing demand...

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