Tag Archives: waste recycling

Plastic bags charge set to be extended to small shops in England

throwaway culture
A speech by by Theresa May on Thursday will set out plans to tackle UK’s ‘throwaway culture’.
Photograph: Paul Quayle/Alamy

Expansion expected of highly successful policy of charging 5p for each bag could be extended beyond large retailers

January 10, 2018 — The 5p charge for plastic bags is expected to be applied to small shops under government plans to be unveiled by Theresa May this week as she seeks to tackle Britain’s “throwaway culture”. Continue reading Plastic bags charge set to be extended to small shops in England

Baguio implements plastic ban – 10 years after passing ordinance

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OLD LAW. The ordinance that the Baguio City government starts implementing, banning plastic and styrofoam containers, is a recycled ordinance from 2007.

The Bayong Ordinance – a local law prohibiting businesses from giving plastic shopping bags and containers to customer – was passed in 2007. The new batch of councilors now has just passed its amended version

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (May 5, 2017) — The City of Pines has decided to be serious about waste recycling but, first, it has to recycle an old local law. Continue reading Baguio implements plastic ban – 10 years after passing ordinance

Shampoo bottle made from ocean plastics hailed as ‘technological breakthrough’

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UV exposure and degradation have traditionally made plastics collected from beaches hard to recycle, says Steve Morgan of Recoup. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Limited edition Head & Shoulders bottle to go on sale in France represents tiny proportion of global sales

January 25, 2017 — Beaches strewn with plastic waste have become a graphic illustration of just how much plastic we use in everything from food packaging to cosmetics, and how much of it gets thrown away. Continue reading Shampoo bottle made from ocean plastics hailed as ‘technological breakthrough’