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PM wages war on plastic in new environment plan

The UK government has said it will eliminate avoidable plastic waste by the end of 2042 as part of a raft of measures to tackle plastic pollution. Delivering a major speech to mark the publication of the government’s 25-year environment plan, Prime Minister Theresa May also promised to extend the 5p carrier bag charge; to…
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Progress on paper cups

The number of places where coffee lovers can recycle their disposable cups has rocketed in the past 12 months, according to an update published by the Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG). The PCRRG estimates that there are currently 4,017 collection and recycling points in the UK, whereas a year ago there were “very…
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Scotland serious about coffee cup tax

The Scottish Government is to introduce a deposit return scheme for single use drinks containers next year to “increase recycling rates and reduce litter”. The programme for government 2017/18, published this week, also includes a commitment to examine how to reduce demand for other single-use items, like disposable coffee cups. “We will appoint an expert…
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Big players sign up to paper cup manifesto

More than 45 companies, including major fast food chains and contract caterers, have signed a manifesto to increase the collection and recycling of paper cups. The issue was brought to the public’s attention in March 2016 through Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s War On Waste initiative. The industry, it seems, has been sufficiently spooked to act. The manifesto,…
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Bag tax warning

ENGLAND’S NEW bag tax could cause conflict and contamination, according to experts.   From today, October 5th, large retailers will have to charge customers 5p for single-use plastic bags. The policy, pushed through under the coalition government, should dramatically reduce the number of bags used.   Similar regulations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have…
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‘Non’ to food waste laws

CAMPAIGNERS WANT Britain to follow France's example, but is targeting supermarkets the right tactic? The movement to regulate, or rather eliminate, food waste is gathering momentum. Campaigners, spurred by the introduction of a new law in France, have joined forces to launch the “Stop Food Waste in Europe” petition. Their plea to the European Commission is a…
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Compostable claims rubbished

CATERERS THAT promote their uptake of 100 per cent compostable packaging could be greenwashing.                   Speaking at last week’s Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) seminar, BaxterStorey’s head of sustainable business questioned competitors that chase publicity from using green packaging.   Mike Hanson said the claims are “a bit…
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FPA launches environment seminar “From concept to recovery”

THE FPA has announced details of its Environment Conference which takes place at the East Midlands Conference Centre at the University of Nottingham on Thursday 15 January 2015.                   The theme for 2015 ‘From Concept to Recovery’ continues the work the FPA has embarked upon to facilitate…
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