UK Launching Development of Standards for Biodegradable Plastics

UK Launching Development of Standards for Biodegradable Plastics

In recognition that the bio-based industry is a growing sector in the UK, the government is focussing on innovative new packaging types could help reduce the environmental impact of plastic.  As part of it’s new waste strategy, the government aims to introduce new standards for bio-based and biodegradable plastics. In 2019, it will launch a ‘call […]

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EU Agrees Ban on Plastic Drinking Straws, Plates and Other Disposables

EU Agrees Ban on Plastic Drinking Straws, Plates and Other Disposables

Although a long time in the making, the EU has announced a member-state-wide ban on plastic drinking straws, plastic plates and similar disposable, single-use plastic items, coming into effect in the next two years. The ban is intended to contribute towards reducing the masses of plastic waste in the environment and in the world’s oceans.  […]

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