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McDonalds to switch to paper straws

McDonald's, the famous fast-food chain have said that their use of plastic straws in Britain will go by 2019 after nearly half a million customers called on the company to remove them. The company use around 1.8…

‘Infinitely’ recyclable plastic

Although plastics feature in all our daily lives and are incredibly useful, their impact on the environment has become increasingly worrying. A new type of plastic has been invented by chemists at Colorado State University,…

Inventive recycling ideas

The amount of waste we produce each year is steadily increasing with predictions that the worlds cities will produce 2.2bn tonnes of waste by 2025. Not only is the amount of waste increasing but we…

Clothes made from recycled materials

London Fashion Week has featured two designers, Vin and Omi,  who say their clothes are made from plastic bottles and sustainable wool. They believe it's almost impossible for low-cost high street clothes to be ethical.  …

Christmas Waste

It was expected that the people of Britain would bin the equivalent of 108 million rolls of wrapping paper, 54 million plates of food and use over 189 million batteries over Christmas. They also found…

How to reduce your plastic use

Carry a reusable bottle Over 35 million plastic bottles are used here each year. Using a reusable bottle cuts plastic and saves money.   Say no to plastic straws When you order a drink if…

Single use plastic charges

As part of the Autumn budget yesterday, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announce plans to investigate how charges on single use plastic items can reduce the amount of waste. The government will launch “a call for…

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