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How supermarkets can halve plastic packaging

Supermarkets are under pressure to reduce plastic, but last year they produced more of it than ever. It doesn’t have to be that way though. Greenpeace has released a plan showing how supermarkets can half their plastic packaging by 2025. Here’s what they need to do.


How to make a reusable facemask – and why you should

Facemasks are now compulsory in many public places around the UK, and pandemic-related plastic pollution is on the rise. Here are two ways to make your own washable, reusable mask using an upcycled shirt – one without any sewing!


Plastic and coronavirus: here’s what you need to know

While the world is rightly preoccupied with tackling coronavirus, our oceans and wildlife are *still* choking on plastic – and oil companies are pushing to produce more of the stuff than ever before. So what do we need to know about plastic in the age of Covid-19?


9 ways to reduce your plastic use at Christmas

The festive season is an excuse to kick back and enjoy ourselves, but it can also result in mountains of wasted plastic. These top tips will show you how to reduce plastic at Christmas and other festivals throughout the year.


Supermarkets putting more plastic on their shelves than ever

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.

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Will the government keep its promise to reduce plastic waste?

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.