Edible food wrap – a taste of things to come?

Single-use food wrappings are a major component of household plastic waste. Although many are recyclable, they are often not accepted by local recycling plants. This means that in a great number of households they’re simply thrown into the bin as soon as they’re removed. Unfortunately, this simply adds to the mass of plastic regularly making its way into landfill sites. … More Edible food wrap – a taste of things to come?

UK government calls for charge on disposable coffee cups

MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee have recommended that the Government  introduce a 25p levy on disposable coffee cups. As with the plastic shopping bags charge, which has seen single use carrier bags sales drop by 83% since its introduction in 2015, it is hoped that a charge on coffee cups will reduce the amount … More UK government calls for charge on disposable coffee cups

Is it time for a worldwide glitter ban?

Everyone loves the sparkle of glitter, especially at Christmas, but whilst these shiny bits of plastic are perfect for decorating Christmas cards and baubles, not to mention ourselves and our party outfits, there are growing concerns about the effect they’re having upon the environment. After the Tops Day chain of nurseries across southern Britain decided … More Is it time for a worldwide glitter ban?

Call to cut plastic pollution across the UK

The Plastic Free Coastlines campaign is targeting local councils, schools and businesses after new figures show more than 8.3bn tonnes of plastic has been produced since the 1950s, resulting in a “near permanent contamination of the natural environment”. In this short film by Surfers Against Sewage, narrated by the actress Imelda Staunton, the scale of … More Call to cut plastic pollution across the UK

These UK companies are responding to the plastic crisis

When it comes to activities threatening life on our planet, the growing crisis of plastic pollution ranks alongside climate change as one of the biggest challenges of our time. In response to the problem, and to sustained pressure by environmental activists and campaigners, a growing number of UK food and drink outlets have announced proposals … More These UK companies are responding to the plastic crisis