The Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ have released Breaking the Plastic Wave, one of the most comprehensive and analytically robust studies ever produced on ocean plastics. As a thought partner of the report the Ellen Macarthur Foundation, along with University of Oxford, University of Leeds, and Common Seas, has contributed its expertise on the circular economy and the plastics value chain. Read our perspective here. Breaking the Plastic Wave shows that plastic pollution is rapidly outpacing efforts to stop it. By 2040, if we fail to act, the volume of…Read More
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University of Leeds and Leeds University Union pledge to become single-use plastic-free by 2023.
The University of Leeds and Leeds University Union have together pledged to become single-use plastic-free by 2023. Single-use plastic items are designed to be used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. Single Out: 2023PlasticFree The campaign, Single Out: 2023PlasticFree, crucially commits the University and Union to phase out single-use plastic across the board, not just in catering and office spaces. Dr Louise Ellis, Director of Sustainability at the University, said: This is a huge commitment and a big challenge for us, but we are determined to play…Read More