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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

Coca Cola Introduces Plans for a More Sustainable Packaging Strategy

Friday, 17 November 2017 09:58:58 Europe/London

Coca Cola has plans to unveil a new strategy to reduce packaging waste in Western Europe, they set out a sustainability action plan with a number of targets to included the recycled plastic contentof its PET bottles to 50% by 2025 and work towards making 100% of their packaging recyclable or resusable, this is called the 'This is Forward' campaign.  

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Upcycling Projects to Try : Number 4: Jewellery Stand

Friday, 31 March 2017 15:00:00 Europe/London

With every 6 plastic bottles are that are purchased, 5 end up in landfill or in the ocean, this can then take 500 years to decompose.  There are other ways to use plastic bottles, this week we take a look at how to create a jewellery stand from old discarded plastic bottles.  

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Posted in Upcycling Projects By Adam

Polystyrene: Nature's foamy nemesis

Sunday, 18 May 2014 22:03:25 Europe/London

Those packing peanuts... where do they all go?

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