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£7m for sustainable plastic packaging in new contest

£7m for sustainable plastic packaging in new contest: A new competition is contributing a portion of £7 million for business-directed research & development projects toward sustainable plastic packaging. UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) is offering the funding for “ambitious and bold” projects that concentrate on resolving well-known issues with the…
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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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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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