New campaign to clear up citizen confusion on plastics

A new campaign to share the latest evidence and insights on plastics packaging with citizens has been launched today by sustainability not-for-profit WRAP. Clear on Plastics has been designed to give citizens clear information about the complex world of plastics and the environment, helping them to make their own informed choices. For example, it will explain the role of plastic packaging in protecting the products we buy, and demonstrating the balance between the benefits and drawbacks of alternatives. It will also give tips and advice on how citizens can reduce…

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Sky Ocean Ventures invests in 10 innovative UK businesses fighting the plastics epidemic

Sky Ocean Ventures has teamed up with the Government to invest in ten UK companies that have identified innovative solutions to solving the ocean plastics crisis. The ideas range from biodegradable water bottles and packaging made from seaweed, right through to an ingenious way of reducing the plastic microfibre waste that comes from the clothes we wear – by developing clothes that grow with children. Launched in March 2018, Sky Ocean Ventures is a £25m impact investment fund committed to accelerating young companies and entrepreneurs who are developing ideas that…

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HP Expands Efforts to Reduce Ocean‐Bound Plastics

HP has announced a $2 million investment to expand its ocean-bound plastic supply chain. The company will build a new plastic washing line in Haiti that will allow it to produce cleaner, higher quality recycled plastic locally for use in HP products. This investment continues HP’s longstanding commitment to diverting ocean-bound plastic and contributing to a lower-carbon, circular economy while providing jobs and education opportunities locally. HP has been actively reducing ocean-bound plastic in Haiti since 2016, when the company began partnering with the First Mile Coalition to convert plastic…

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P&G Fabric Care brands Like Ariel and Lenor Commit to 45% Plastics Packaging Reduction in the UK by 2025

At the Sustainable Brands Conference Virginie Helias, Chief Sustainability Officer at P&G, announced that Ariel, Lenor and other P&G Fabric Care brands across Europe aim to reduce plastics use in their packaging by 30% by 2025. This is a key milestone in reaching the Ariel 2030 Brand Ambition of reinventing a better clean, saving 50% resources by 2030, including virgin plastics. These planned plastics reductions from Ariel, Lenor and other P&G Fabric Care brands add up to more than 15,000 tons per year by 2025 vs 2018. Although P&G Fabric…

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M&S Trials Plastic-Free Produce As It Accelerates Plastic Reduction Plan

Marks & Spencer has stepped-up its commitment to reducing the amount of plastic it uses by launching over 90 lines of loose fruit and vegetables completely free of plastic packaging in a trial at its Tolworth store.  To support the trial, M&S has introduced trained greengrocers, who will be on hand to offer customers valuable advice as they select from two aisles of fruit and vegetables free of plastic packaging. The range not only includes hard fruit and veg like potatoes and bananas, but also more perishable items such as…

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