The climate emergency is also a plastic pollution emergency. The plastic footprint of UK supermarkets is bigger than ever. Ahead of the general election, here’s a deep-dive into plastic policies the political parties have presented in their manifestos.
Public concern about plastic pollution is at a high, and promises to tackle the problem are pouring out of supermarket PR machines. But new research shows that the plastic footprint of the top 10 UK supermarkets has actually increased over the past year. Here’s the breakdown.
The government made great promises that reducing plastic at source would be central to new environmental regulations it was planning. But the proposals, published earlier this week, fell far short of much-needed targets to reduce single-use plastics.
People power works! After huge public pressure Sainsbury’s recently pledged to cut their plastic usage by 50% by 2025 – a move which could see plastic reduction across the whole industry.
With London Fashion Week about to get underway, it’s time for this wasteful industry to clean up its act.
To win the war on plastic, Environment Secretary Michael Gove should make sure the upcoming Environment Bill sets targets in law to radically reduce the amount of plastic we make and use.
We took to the UK’s rivers to investigate microplastic pollution and we found plastic everywhere.
Deposit return schemes make a lot of sense and we shouldn't limit their use.