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15 11 2019 | 10:02

Eurostar announces first plastic-free train.

For its 25th anniversary, Eurostar have announced they will be running their first plastic-free train. As a mark of its commitment to eco-responsible travel, Eurostar is today running its first ever…

13 11 2019 | 09:15

Supermarkets in Asia are Now Using Banana Leaves Instead of Plastic Packaging.

Supermarkets in Vietnam have adopted an initiative from Thailand that makes use of banana leaves instead of plastic as a packaging alternative.

09 11 2019 | 08:47

Kenya Pollution: President Kenyatta vows plastic ban by 2020.

Nairobi is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world and the landfill is expanding faster than the city itself Two years ago, Kenya banned plastic carrier bags. But with pollution getting…

08 11 2019 | 09:21

Heineken removes plastic multi-pack rings.

Brewery giant Heineken joins other drinks manufacturers to reduce its plastic packaging by switching to cardboard. Heineken has assured its customers that their new cardboard rings are as sturdy as…

14 10 2019 | 09:34

Breathing new life into renewable energy.

Green technology has come a long way. The next challenge for the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory is to develop ways to recycle the recycling infrastructure. The clean energy sector faces a…

11 10 2019 | 14:49

The women taking the plastic out of periods.

Sanitary products litter Europe’s beaches, and 200,000 tonnes a year end up in UK landfill. Meet the people fighting for ‘environmenstrual’ alternatives. Ella Daish has lost count of how many tampon…

11 10 2019 | 14:38

Ocean cleanup device successfully collects plastic for first time.

Floating boom finally retains debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, creator says. A huge floating device designed by Dutch scientists to clean up an island of rubbish in the Pacific Ocean…

06 10 2019 | 17:49

In-flight meal trays designed to reduce airline waste.

A British design firm has created plastic-free, partially edible meal trays in an effort to reduce airline waste and encourage businesses and travellers to address their consumption habits.

01 10 2019 | 10:33

Plastic Pollution Continues in Lake Malawi Despite Ban.

MANGOCHI, MALAWI - Plastic bags continue to pollute Lake Malawi, despite a government ban on their use. Conservationists say the plastic is a threat to about 1,000 fish species found in the Africa's…

01 10 2019 | 09:58

Ugandan Woman Turns Plastic Bags Into Backpacks.

MPIGI, UGANDA — Faith Aweko of Uganda describes herself as a "waste-preneur."  She has come up with an innovative way to transform discarded plastic bags into backpacks for everyday use.   Aweko has…

23 09 2019 | 07:53

Editorial: If California demands an end to plastic waste, the world’s manufacturers will listen. So do it already.

Will California show the nation how to take on the enormous problem of single-use plastic? Or will state lawmakers chicken out under heavy lobbying by plastic makers who are happy to continue to…

21 09 2019 | 12:54

Burger King removes plastic toys from kids’ meals.

Burger King has announced that they will no longer include plastic toys included with childrens' meals in the UK. The fast food chain has asked customers to bring unwanted plastic toys to their UK…

10 09 2019 | 08:14

India bans single-use plastics on Gandhi’s birthday.

India will implement a nationwide ban on 6 single-use plastic items on the 2nd October this year - the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Single-use plastic bags, cups, plates, straws, small bottles…

05 09 2019 | 08:13

Phyllis Wakiaga: Incentivizing waste management is the way to go.

The need to invest in new avenues of social income has become the driving force for new inventions in waste management. Over the years, industry has been tasked with identifying solutions to manage…

05 09 2019 | 07:59

Nigerian Recyclers Reduce Plastic Waste by Exchanging Trash for Cash.

ABUJA, NIGERIA - Nigeria generates an estimated 32 million tons of solid waste per year, one of the highest amounts in Africa. Of that figure, plastic constitutes 2.5 million tons.  Every day in a…

02 09 2019 | 08:05

Iceland’s ‘reverse vending machines’ reach one million plastic bottles recycled.

Iceland supermarkets have recycled over one million plastic bottles in just over a year, thanks to a trial of ‘reverse vending machines’ in five of its UK stores. The huge number of bottles recycled…

02 09 2019 | 07:43

Hasbro to phase out all plastic packaging from board games.

Hasbro will get rid of all plastic packaging in iconic board games. Hasbro will get rid of plastic packaging in all of their iconic board games. Hasbro has announced that all packaging for new…

01 09 2019 | 12:25

EU paper recyclers ‘in crisis’ as China waste import ban bites.

China’s ban on waste imports has thrown Europe’s paper recycling sector “in a crisis situation,” leading to a chronic oversupply of recovered paper that sent prices plummeting by 300% over the past…

30 08 2019 | 08:38

How Europe’s war on plastics is affecting petrochemicals.

With oil use in cars expected to peak in the mid-2020s, oil companies are seeking shelter in petrochemicals – and plastics – where demand is still going strong. However, even that notion is now being…

28 08 2019 | 10:40

New WHO report calls for more research into microplastics to determine health risks.

The World Health Organisation has realised a report on Microplastics in drinking-water which raises concerns about they have on human health. The World Health Organisation has realised a report on…