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Companies Turn Plastics into Oil in Fight Against Plastic Waste

Sunday, 11 November 2018 16:07:44 Europe/London

A company that says it has the technology to turn plastics into oil wants to open a plant in the UK.  It has said it has the ability to turn plastic waste into alternative fuels which can then be used to make new food-sage plastics.  

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Posted By Adam

Should Manufacturers Be Taxed for Using Plastic

Saturday, 27 October 2018 11:09:59 Europe/London

There have been calls for firms who use plastic and other hard to recycle materials in their products to be taxed to help reduce the amount that goes to landfill.  Taxing firms would force companies to pass on costs to consumers which could discourage people from buying their products, which may in turn make them look at more environmentally friendly packaging.

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Posted By Michelle

No Charge to Park? Pay With a Plastic Bottle

Friday, 26 October 2018 11:03:15 Europe/London

If you run out of change to pay for car parking at the CitiPark in Leeds, you can now pay in plastic bottles, for each bottle they recycle, they can claim 20p off of parking.  If you collect 95 bottles you can park for 24 hours for free, and 30 bottles will entitle you to park for 1 hour.  

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Posted By Jon

Tesco Trials Reverse Vending Machines for Plastic Bottles

Thursday, 11 October 2018 15:21:25 Europe/London

Tesco have started to trial the reverse vending machines in some of their stores to encourage their customers to recycle plastic bottles.  The first machine went operational last month and gives customers 10p for every bottle they deposit in one go.  

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Posted By Adam

Hovis Introduces New Labelling to Increase Bread Bag Recycling

Friday, 5 October 2018 14:00:43 Europe/London

Hovis are going to be introducing clearer labelling to make customers aware that it's bread bags are 100% recyclable and encourage customer to recycle them after use.  The new labelling is just another step the company is taking to reduce its environmental footprint.

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Posted By Jon

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

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