Supermarkets in Asia Are Now Using Banana Leaves Instead of Plastic Packaging

Supermarkets in Vietnam have adopted an initiative from Thailand that makes use of banana leaves instead of plastic as a packaging alternative. Supermarket in Chiangmai, Thailand earned praise on Facebook for coming up with the eco-friendly packaging after a local firm featured it on their page last week. The novel …

Co-Op to Replace Single-Use Plastic Bags with Compostable Ones

Co-op has announced plans to scrap single-use plastic bags at its stores and replace them with biodegradable ones. The supermarket expects the move to eliminate around 60 million plastic bags as part of its phased rollout. Lightweight compostable carrier bags, which can be reused as food waste caddy liners, will be rolled out to almost …

Adidas Will Use Only Recycled Plastics by 2024

Adidas has long been committed to the fight against single-use plastics. Since 2015, it has partnered with Parley for the Oceans to respond to the plastic pollution crisis threatening marine life. In June, Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted announced the company had sold one million shoes made from plastic collected and …

Kenya Introduces World’s Harshest Law on Plastic Bags

Kenya has been a major exporter or plastic bag in the past – but now the country is cracking down on the plastic pollution with the toughest law of its kind in the world. Kenyans selling, producing, or just using plastic bags could face a $40,000 fine or imprisonment for …

Six Billion Plastic Bags Can’t Be Wrong – so What Do we Tax Next?

In the first six months of the 5p charge in England, 6bn fewer bags were handed out. Watch out coffee cups and plastic bottles. England’s plastic bag charge was a long time coming – long after Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales – and critics predicted its exemptions for small …