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Coca-Cola Launches Recycle Week Recycling Campaign

Monday, 17 September 2018 09:15:49 Europe/London

Coca Cola Europe has laumched a new marketing campaign aimed at encouraging people to recycle their empty drinks bottles and offering a reward when they do so.  Also during recycle week,  Coca Cola will take over Picadilly lights and encourage passers by to recycle their plastic bottles once they have finished their drink.  

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Posted By Adam

UK Government Set to Introduce a 'Plastic Tax

Friday, 24 August 2018 09:37:56 Europe/London

The government has indicated that it plans to introduce a plastic tax on non-recyclable plastic such as straws and single use cutlery, with the eventual aim of encouraging businesses to switch to more environmentally friendly alternatives.  The treasury carried out a consultation and got 162,000 consultations saying most would back a tax on single use items. 

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Posted By Adam

Get Half-Price Entry to Theme Parks by Recycling Your Plastic Bottles

Thursday, 2 August 2018 12:17:54 Europe/London

Some of the UK's biggest theme parks are offering visitors a great incentive to their visitors to recycle their plastic bottles, customers will see a half price discount when they recycle a 500 ml plastic bottle.  Merlin Entertainments, the owner of the attractions has joined forces with Coca Cola to offer customers better incentives for recycling.  

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Posted By Sam

Morrisons to Replace Plastic Bags with Paper for Fresh Produce

Friday, 27 July 2018 10:20:25 Europe/London

Morrisons have started selling their fresh product in brown paper bags instead of the traditional plastic ones, the 4th largest supermarket estimates the switch would result in 150 million fewer paper bags each year.  The supermarket also encourages customers to bring their own containers in and they will get extra loyalty points if they do.

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Posted By Michelle

Iceland Trial a Reverse Vending Machine in Fulham

Thursday, 31 May 2018 14:22:28 Europe/London

Iceland has become the first supermarket to install a reverse vending machine to help tackle the problem of plastic pollution.  The trial is taking place in Fulham and customers will be able to recycle plastics drinks bottles in reward for 10p voucher to spend in store.

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Posted By Michelle

The Co-op are trying to trial a deposit return scheme at a number of music festivals in the UK to boost plastic recycling which would in turn reduce marine plastic.  If the trial goes well in their pop-up stores in the festivals, they would then look at doing the same in their standard high street stores.  

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Posted By Sam

Could Plastic Eating Enzyme Revolutionise Recycling?

Friday, 27 April 2018 10:16:52 Europe/London

Scientists at the University of Portsmouth have accidentally discovered an enzyme which can digest plastic, which could revolutionise recycling.  The enzyme is PETase which is a nautrally occuring bacteria which was first discovered in a Japanese recycling centre back in 2016.

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Posted By Sam

2 Sisters Food Group Pledge to Reduce Plastic in Their Packaging

Friday, 20 April 2018 12:36:00 Europe/London

The 2 Sisters Food Group have announced plans to reduce the use of plastic in its operations.  They have set a new plan to reduce plastic packaging by 2020 which include the phasing out of non-recyclable bottles and cups in all of their sites. 

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Posted By Jon

Unilever Trials a New Method of Recycling PET Plastic

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:56:05 Europe/London

Unilever is trialing a new method of recycling PET plastic with the end aim of recycling all waste PET plastic that can be made into food packaging.  Unilever has claimed that only 20% of PET bottles sold worldwide end up being recycled.  

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Posted By Michelle

Asda to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:02:12 Europe/London

UK supermarket chain Asda are going to be phasing out single use plastic bags by the end of this year and making 100% of its own brand packaging recyclable by 2025.  Asda will be the first to take this action on plastic with similar retailers following in the near future.  

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Posted By Michelle

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