Tag Archives: Martin Kersh

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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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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Bag tax won’t work

A NEW INDUSTRY group has been formed to try and bury the idea of a plastic bag tax once and for all.   The Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA), the Packaging and Films Association (PAFA), the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) and the British Plastics Association (BPF) have joined forces to lobby Scottish and UK parliaments…
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