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Microbes commonly found in moist, natural environments could eventually be a source of ethylene, the building block for polyethylene resin and many other polymers. 28 August 2015
Business leaders will also look at the financial benefits to be derived from backing the circular economy. 14 August 2015
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) said the Great British Beach Clean project not only acted as a clean-up operation but volunteers would be recording the type of litter they collected.
 
6 August 2015
Produced by Cod Steaks, a design and construction firm, and entitled the Bristol Whales, the wicker sculpture shows a whale emerging from an 'ocean' of around 70,000 plastic bottles  6 August 2015
Liz Goodwin, chief executive of the now-charity status group, said the ‘3Rs’ of reduce, re-use and recycle were widely understood and recycling habits “had become ingrained across homes and businesses”, but chnage was needed to reduce waste's impact on the environment. 4 August 2015
Brussels' Parliamentarians called for an EU-wide resource efficiency increase target of 30% by 2030 (from 2014 levels), as well as individual targets for each member state.
 
14 July 2015
The retailer said that as part of the Project Ocean 2015 programme it would remove all single-use plastic water bottles from its foodhalls and restaurants, amounting to approximately 400,000 bottles a year.
 
9 July 2015
Clothing manufacturer Adidas has made a prototype shoe made from recycled ocean plastic waste and deep-sea gillnets. 3 July 2015
The Herzebrock-Clarholz, Germany-based family-run group, which already produces Kliko brand wheeled waste bins in the UK, recently completed expansion of its warehouse and production facilities at Telford. 
 
24 June 2015
PlasticsEurope has called for a landfill ban on recyclable and other recoverable post-consumer waste by 2025 as part of a move towards improving resource efficiency in Europe.
 
23 June 2015
Ministers said they wanted to help energy-generating technologies "to stand on their own two feet, not encourage a reliance on public subsidies". 18 June 2015
The initiative is a programme led by US plastics trade body the SPI and the American Chemistry Council and is designed to keep pellets out of the marine environment. 21 May 2015
A survey conducted for the PRGS found that 80% of Scots claimed to already recycle bottles, cans and jars, while half of Scots were supportive of improved local authority collection schemes 15 May 2015
The plastics industry is being urged to engage with stakeholders to ensure it has the skilled workforce and continuous pipeline of talent that it needs, both now and into the future. PRW reports 8 May 2015
A lawsuit, brought by Hilex Poly, Superbag Corp, Inteplast Group and Advanced Polybag, alleges that the 5c (£0.03)-per-bag tax passed by the City Council in March last year violates the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act.
 
6 May 2015


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