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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Are Attitudes to Single-Use Plastic Really Changing?

In the current war on plastic, we are forever looking for ways in which we can cut down on single-use plastic. So far this has ranged from banning plastic straws and using reusable bottles to drink from to introducing a charge for plastic carrier bags when we do our shopping. Understandably, things aren’t going to…

£8m Competition Prize to Help ‘Revolutionise’ Plastic Use

To help fight the war on plastic and encourage others to invest in plastic technology, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has launched two new competitions to help develop plastics that are greener, safer and more easily recyclable. The plastic crisis has been a hot topic for quite some time now. There is no getting away…

What Can You Do to Reduce Plastic Pollution?

It’s well documented that plastic waste has reached crisis status. It is estimated that 1 million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute, yet only 50% of them are properly recycled. But it’s not just bottles that are the problem, add to these already astonishing figures the number of single-use plastic; food packaging,…

Half a Million Hermit Crabs Die from Plastic Pollution

In late December 2019, it was reported that over half a million hermit crabs had died across two remote islands. It’s well known the oceans are littered with plastic waste. More and more plastic waste is produced every day, we’re not talking just a little bit, we’re talking millions of tonnes across the world every…