New recycling scheme for takeaway coffee cups

Cup of Costa Coffee

The UKs largest coffee chain is starting a new recycling scheme for takeaway coffee cups.   Costa coffee is to launch a recycling scheme in all of its stores to ensure that as many as possible of its own coffee cups and also those from its competitors are recycled. Customers will be encouraged to leave […]

Only a third of plastic packaging is being recycled

recycled plastic bottles

Only a third of plastic packaging used in consumer products is recycled each year a survey by Recoup has revealed.   Of the 1.5m tonnes of recyclable plastic was used by consumers in Britain in 2015 only 500,000 tonnes was recycled with the majority being sent to landfill or incinerated.   Recycling groups say the […]

Trainers created from ocean waste


Adidas have created a shoe made of recycled plastic from ocean waste, to do this they have teamed up with Parley for the Oceans, an organisation dedicated to reducing plastic waste in the oceans.   Last year Adidas created a prototype using a 3D printer which aimed to show how the industry could ‘rethink design […]

Update on the takeaway coffee cup


A few weeks ago we looked at the possibility of a tax on takeaway coffee cups after the success of the 5p plastic bag tax. 3 months ago, in an attempt to reduce the 5,000 takeaway cups that are binned each minute, Starbucks introduced a scheme where all customers who took their own cup for […]