The government made great promises that reducing plastic at source would be central to new environmental regulations it was planning. But the proposals, published earlier this week, fell far short of much-needed targets to reduce single-use plastics.
A major loophole in the Environment Bill will give the government nearly two decades to meet future legally-binding targets.
People power works! After huge public pressure Sainsbury’s recently pledged to cut their plastic usage by 50% by 2025 – a move which could see plastic reduction across the whole industry.
With London Fashion Week about to get underway, it’s time for this wasteful industry to clean up its act.
Supermarket reveals plans to cut plastic by 50% and look at reusable and refillable packaging
To win the war on plastic, Environment Secretary Michael Gove should make sure the upcoming Environment Bill sets targets in law to radically reduce the amount of plastic we make and use.
We took to the UK’s rivers to investigate microplastic pollution and we found plastic everywhere.
The UK’s River Mersey contains proportionally more plastic pollution than the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an area recognised by scientists as one of the most plastic-polluted expanses of water on earth
Deposit return schemes make a lot of sense and we shouldn't limit their use.
Far-reaching scheme enjoys public support and will drastically boost recycling collection rates