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LEGO to build a future free from plastic

LEGO to build a future free from plastic : PET plastic that comes from discarded bottles will get a second chance as it will be the principal material to create LEGO bricks. LEGO Group has revealed ideas to make prototype bricks employing plastic bottles. The event is the outcome of a 3-year project of scientists…
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Spider web plastic comes on the market.

Spider web plastic comes on the market. The rapid increase of plastic waste in past years has got the scientists’ spider-sense tingling. Researchers from the University of Cambridge have finished developments on a polymer film which has the ability to mimic spider silk properties and has the potential to replace all the single-use plastics in…
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Single use plastic bags go up to 10p

Single use plastic bags go up to 10p: Beginning today, if shoppers need a plastic bag, they will be required to pay 10p for each single use bag. The fee rose from 5p and will be widespread for the 1st time throughout all UK retail shops regardless of their size. In the past, the 5p…
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World’s 1st facility to recycle every type of plastic waste

World’s 1st facility to recycle every type of plastic waste: Mura Technology has just revealed plans to construct what is reported to be the world’s first facility, to be built in Teesside, capable of recycling every kind of plastic waste. The British tech company’s plant, that is forecast to be up and running by 2022,…
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£20m UK investment to tackle plastic in developing nations

£20m UK investment to tackle plastic in developing nations: An investment of £20 million has been reported for research into comprehending the effects of plastic pollution in developing countries. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is supporting 5 projects that consist of partnerships with researchers throughout 11 countries: China, Chile, Egypt, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Peru, Malawi,…
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Enzyme cocktail created by scientists to digest plastic

Enzyme cocktail created by scientists to digest plastic: An enzyme cocktail has been created by scientists that could digest plastic up to six times faster than previously possible. Professor John McGeehan, Director of the Centre for Enzyme Innovation at the University of Portsmouth and Dr Gregg Beckham, Senior Research Fellow at the National Renewable Energy…
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US industrial giants to cut plastic in new pact

US industrial giants to cut plastic in new pact: A circular economy for plastic has received a boost after organisations in the US, including Colgate-Palmolive Company, L’Oreal USA, Mars and The Coca-Cola Company, signed up to a new Plastics Pact as part of their efforts towards reducing plastic waste . The collaborative has been launched as…
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