Friday, June 22, 2018
Researchers discover ‘infinitely’ recyclable polymer

Researchers discover ‘infinitely’ recyclable polymer

Colorado State University chemists have taken another step toward waste-free, sustainable materials that could one day compete with conventional plastics. Led by Eugene Chen, professor...
Scientists accidentally discover plastic-eating enzyme

Scientists accidentally discover plastic-eating enzyme

Scientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics, providing a potential solution to one of the world’s...
European bottled water industry makes recyclability pledge

2 Sisters leads by example with plastic recycling strategy

2 Sister Food Group is attempting to lead the food processing sector by example after launching a wide-ranging initiative to recycle more plastics across...
Unilever developing breakthrough food packaging technology

Unilever developing breakthrough food packaging technology

Unilever is pioneering breakthrough food packaging technology through a new partnership with start-up Ioniqa and PET resin producer Indorama Ventures. Ioniqa has developed a proprietary...
Aldi throws weight behind WRAP’s plastic initiative

Aldi throws weight behind WRAP’s plastic initiative

Supermarket Aldi has thrown its weight behind WRAP’s new cross-sector initiative to transform the UK plastics system and tackle plastic pollution. The initiative aligns with...
Transparency initiative launched to boost ship recycling practices

Transparency initiative launched to boost ship recycling practices

Forum for the Future and the Sustainable Shipping Initiative have launched the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative in a bid to boost responsible ship recycling...
Plastic recycling overestimated in UK

Plastic recycling overestimated in UK

The level of plastic packaging waste recycled in the UK is “consistently” overestimated, according to a new report from Eunomia. Official statistics say that in...
Mothercare closes loop on baby clothes with redistribution scheme

Mothercare closes loop on baby clothes with redistribution scheme

Baby and materiality retailer, Mothercare, has partnered with charity Hubbub in a bid to redistribute 65,000 items of baby clothing to thousands of families...
British plastics industry launches plan of action

New UK initiative to tackle plastic pollution

A new collaborative initiative unveiled in The Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan aims to help turn the tide on the UK’s growing issue of...
MPs call for ‘latte levy’ on disposable coffee cups

MPs call for ‘latte levy’ on disposable coffee cups

Britain is mulling a potential “latte levy” after the Environmental Audit Committee proposed a 25p tax on disposable coffee cups. The Committee also called on...

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Britain’s microbead ban comes into force

Britain’s microbead ban comes into force

The UK’s ban on the sale of products containing microbeads this week comes into effect which will prevent billions of microbeads ending up in...
Lightsource BP delivers first Indian solar project

Lightsource BP delivers first Indian solar project

Lightsource BP, the developer, financer and operator of solar energy projects, has completed a renewables project in Maharashtra, India. The project was financed in partnership...
25.2% efficiency for perovskite-silicon solar cell research collaboration

25.2% efficiency for perovskite-silicon solar cell research collaboration

Oxford PV has reported 25.2% efficiency for a perovskite-silicon solar cell research collaboration. The 1 cm2 perovskite-silicon two-terminal tandem solar cell was engineered collaboratively with...