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