The Amount of Plastic Produced in a Year is Roughly the Same as the...

The former boss of Asda is calling for supermarkets to stop using plastic packaging saying billions of pounds of investment in recycling has failed to resolve the world’s plastic proliferation crisis. Andy Clarke, CEO of one of Britain’s biggest supermarket chains for six years, said the only solution was for …

Wetherspoons Bans Plastic Straws

JD Wetherspoons has announced it will stop using plastic straws across its 900 pubs in the UK and Ireland by the end of this year, in a bid to curb plastic pollution. Instead it will switch to biodegradeable paper straws, with staff at the pub chain reducing the use of …

Tesco to Scrap 5p Single-Use Plastic Bags

Tesco shoppers will soon only be able to buy 10p ‘Bags for Life’ in stores, after the retailer announced plans to stop offering single-use 5p plastic carrier bags in a bid to further reduce plastic waste. From August 28th, 5p plastic bags will no longer be available in Tesco stores, …

Rubbish Acting? Coca-Cola Airs TV Advert Animated Entirely from Recycled Bottles

Coca-Cola has aired its first ever TV advert animated entirely from 100 per cent recycled packaging with the aim of encouraging more consumers to recycle used plastic bottles. The soft drinks giant’s ‘Love Story’ advert, created by advertising firm Ogilvy and Mather Berlin, tells the story of two bottles who …

Over 8.3 Billion Metric Tons Of Plastics Made By Humans To Date, Most Of...

More than 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics have been produced by humans since large-scale production began back in the 1950s, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances. Almost all of this plastic now resides as litter or micro-plastics pollution in the natural environment, or buried …

Report: Offer Londoners Cash to Cut ‘Out of Control’ Plastic Bottle Waste

The Mayor of London should look at offering residents free water refills and bottle return schemes in order to combat the capital’s ‘out of control’ plastic waste problem, according to the London Assembly. A report by the London Assembly’s Environment Committee last week said more plastic bottles needed to be …