Tagged with 'plastic'

Is Recycling Properly Just Wishful Thinking?

Recycling experts are saying that a lot of unrecyclable material is getting put in to recycling bins which is then driving the cost up during the recycling process.  This was shown when China banned the importation of plastic waste, because they were receiving so many loads that were contaminated.

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Should Manufacturers Be Taxed for Using Plastic

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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No Charge to Park? Pay With a Plastic Bottle

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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Coca-Cola Launches Recycle Week Recycling Campaign

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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UK Government Set to Introduce a 'Plastic Tax

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

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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