The government launches a series of consultations to overhaul the waste system. Published 18 February 2019 From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, HM Treasury, The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, and The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP Press release and details of consultations Government launches consultations to overhaul the waste system, cut plastic pollution, and move […]

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Scientific paper published by University of Plymouth reveals impact ‘bio-bead’ spillage in Fal Estuary has had on ecosystem Billions of highly toxic plastic pellets that spilled into an estuary in Cornwall  ten years ago have entered the food chain, scientists have discovered. Bio-beads – small wrinkled or ridged plastic pellets – are used as a base […]

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A plan to ban single-use plastic products such as disposable plates and straws has been agreed. EU member states and the EU parliament still have to give the provisional agreement the go-ahead. European lawmakers have reached an agreement on a ban of single-use plastic products, the Austrian presidency said in Brussels on Wednesday. The move is […]

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