Iceland first UK supermarket to trial deposit return scheme

Iceland has become the first supermarket in the UK to trial the plastic bottle deposit return scheme. It has installed a reverse vending machine at its store in Fulham, London, as part of a six-month programme. It follows the government’s recently announced intention to introduce such a scheme in the …

May Announces £60m Fund to Clear Oceans of Plastic ‘Scourge’

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged £61.4m in funding to turn the tide against ocean plastic, as part of a new initiative from Commonwealth countries to tackle the problem. Announcing the move on Saturday, May dubbed plastic waste a “scourge” on the world’s oceans and promised to harness collective action …

UN Decrees Ocean Plastic a ‘Planetary Crisis’

Nations from around the world have agreed a new UN resolution to halt the tide of ocean plastic that scientists warn is poisoning global waters. The agreement acknowledges the urgent need to curb the flow of ocean plastic pollution and sets out plans for an international taskforce to advise countries …

Volvo Ocean Race Team Will Raise Awareness Of Ocean Plastic Danger

A team in this year’s Volvo Ocean Race is dedicated to raising global awareness of danger posed by ocean plastic. The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the premier sailing competitions in the world. The course is more than 40,000 miles long and takes 9 months to complete. All of …