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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...

Children’s book dives into the marine litter debate

A children’s book has been released by Waste Free Oceans that attempts to raise awareness of plastics in the seas. Called ‘Plastian The Little...

Fairy Ocean aims to clean up the sea

More than 300,000 bottles are to be made by Procter & Gamble (P&G), in partnership with TerraCycle, using recycled plastics and ocean plastics. The...

Most successful year for Plastic Challenge, says MCS

The UK’s Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has reported that its 2017 Plastic Challenge has been its most successful since starting the commitment three years...

Social media campaign calls on coffee drinkers to go topless

A non-profit organisation based in California, US, has launched a social media and video marketing campaign encouraging consumers who forget their reusable cups to...

UN declares war on ocean plastics

The UN Environment has ‘declared war’ on ocean plastics in the form of a global campaign to eliminate what it claims are the major...

BPF defends the role of plastics in food packaging

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has urged UK supermarkets to continue to benefit from plastics packaging rather than seek to eliminate it, after the...

Shampoo bottle gets a beach body for summer

Global shampoo brand Head & Shoulders (H&S) is to launch in a recyclable bottle made from up to 25 per cent recycled beach plastics...

Marine Society seeing benefits of bag charge

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has said that the number of plastics bags found on UK beaches has almost halved in a year, with...