25th October 2018 Loose bananas in supermarket

Plastic – the good, the bad and the ugly

Plastic is the new bête-noire of today’s environmental movement. We have seen heart-breaking scenes of pollution and real damage caused by single use plastic in the environment in David Attenborough’s Blue Planet 2 programme and excellent campaigning work by others. BBC’s Blue Planet 2 showed us the incredible beauty and diversity of life in our […]

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7th October 2018 EU approves ban on single use plastics

EU approves ban on single use plastics

The EU parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of banning single-use plastics to tackle plastic pollution on land, waterways and seas. There will be a new directive – Single use plastic proposal – banning items such as plastic straws, cotton swabs, disposable plastic plates and cutlery by 2021, and 90% of plastic bottle recycled by […]

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