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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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300M toothpaste tubes end up in UK landfills every year

300M toothpaste tubes end up in UK landfills every year: In the UK every year, 300 Million toothpaste tubes end up in the landfills. If the tubes were laid out end-to-end, the plastic would stretch to 75,000 kilometres, this is the same as going almost twice around the world, a new reports by the waste…
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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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Enviroo reveals plans for £20m recycling facility

Enviroo reveals plans for £20m recycling facility: Enviroo has revealed plans for a new recycling facility at Protos close to Ellesmere Port with an investment of almost £20 million. In order to recycle some of the 4.9 million tonnes of plastic waste created in the UK, they are looking to build it at Peel L&P…
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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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Plastic straw ban in England begins tomorrow

Plastic straw ban in England begins tomorrow: From tomorrow in England, single-use plastic straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers will be banned. This follows a postponement of the measure because of the coronavirus pandemic, the ban applies to all businesses that supply these products, including manufacturers and retailers. If businesses flout the ban and do…
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‘UK’s first’ plastic-to-hydrogen project goes ahead

‘UK’s first’ plastic-to-hydrogen project goes ahead: What claims to be the ‘UK’s first plastic-to-hydrogen facility will soon be calling Cheshire its home. The developer Peel L&P Environmental has launched the engineering design phase to start work to create hydrogen from plastic waste, which could be used to fuel cars, buses and heavy good vehicles (HGVs).…
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