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The report estimates that $80-120bn of plastic packaging material value is lost to the economy due to a linear, take-make-dispose value chain

New Plastics Economy: Businesses support action plan to recycle 70% of global plastic packaging

A cross-sector coalition of multinational businesses have today (16 January) thrown their weight behind the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's new global action plan to recycle and re-use 70% of the world's plastic packaging.

The report by Co-op calls for fellow retailers to develop more easily recycled packaging and better labelling solutions for recyclable products

Two-thirds of Britain's recyclable plastic packaging is not being recycled, finds Co-op

The majority of all recyclable consumer packaging in the UK ends up in landfill or being sent to incineration, with only a third being recycled or re-used as intended, according to new research from food retailer The Co-operative Group (Co-op).

Five trillion pieces of plastic are now floating in the world’s oceans, which is frequently mistaken for food by fish and birds

Plastic waste dumped in UK seas 'carried to Arctic within two years'

Plastic dumped into the seas around the UK is carried to the Arctic within two years, scientists have revealed, where it does "extreme harm" to the fragile polar environment.

The Body Shop is the first company to try and industrialise AirCarbon in the beauty industry

The Body Shop to turn greenhouse gases into plastic packaging

The Body Shop packaging could soon be made from greenhouse gases that would otherwise pollute the atmosphere, thanks to a new research partnership between the retailer and cleantech firm Newlight Technologies.

McVitie's Biscuit Wrapper Brigade has saved 2.5 tonnes of wrapper waste

McVitie's 'Biscuit Wrapper Brigade' recycles one millionth wrapper

United Biscuits has reached the one-million milestone for biscuit wrapper recycling with its partners TerraCycle.


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