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Scottish Government announces ban of plastic cotton buds

SCOTLAND has banned plastic-stemmed cotton buds in a UK first. The move comes with the country's commitment to meet or exceed standards set out in...

Tennent’s goes green to tackle plastic waste

TENNENT’S has announced that it will end the use of single-use plastic in its packaging by 2021 as part of a £14.23 million sustainability...
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Unilever announces major packaging plans

UNILEVER, the company behind brands such as Ben & Jerry’s; Persil; TRESemmé and Hellman’s, has announced that by 2025 it will halve its use...
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Crackdown on illegal waste exports promised as company fined

THE Environmental Agency (EA) has promised to treat illegal waste exports as a 'priority', after fining a waste management company for illegal exports. Biffa was...
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Prepare now for supply chain transformation

By Diane Carroll, La Palette Rouge's (LPR) commercial director for the UK and Ireland Over the next decade, the supply chain is set to undergo a radical transformation,...
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Morrisons unveils sustainable retail ready packaging for bacon range

MORRISONS has partnered with DS Smith to launch a new sustainable product holder for the supermarket’s The Best bacon range. Morrisons had traditionally used single-use...
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Compostable cups are a work of art

VEGWARE has unveiled new limited edition 'eco embossed' hot cups. The Gallery Collection is a collaboration between the Edinburgh-headquartered compostables manufacturer and Coburg House Studios.   The cups are available...
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Coca-Cola develops bottle made from ocean debris

COCA-COLA has unveiled its first ever sample bottle made using recovered marine plastics. The drinks company says that the innovation demonstrates that ocean debris could...
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L’Oréal to release ‘first paper-like’ cosmetic tube

L’ORÉAL and Albéa have partnered to invent what they say is the first carton-based cosmetic tube. The innovation sees the traditionally plastic parts of the...

New study explores impact of disposable cup charges

A new study by Zero Waste Scotland has found that selling disposable coffee cups separately rather than offering discounts for reusables can 'significantly increase' the...
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