11 Nov, 2019

First international English version of the Plastic Atlas published

By |2019-11-11T14:16:12+00:00November 11th, 2019|Uncategorised|Comments Off on First international English version of the Plastic Atlas published

Break Free From Plastic and the Heinrich Böll Foundation have together launched the first international English version of the Plastic Atlas. The Plastic Atlas provides facts, data and figures to paint a picture of the impact of plastic use across the globe, and acts as a call to action to reduce the production and consumption [...]

17 May, 2018

UK losing topsoil at a rate of 2.9 million tonnes a year

By |2019-05-08T10:01:23+00:00May 17th, 2018|News from the web, Uncategorised|0 Comments

The Sustainable Soils Alliance is a partnership of businesses, campaigning organisations, the applied scientific community, academia, governmental and non-governmental organisations working together to reverse the current crisis in soil health, which currently sees an estimated 2.9 million tonnes of topsoil lost each year in the UK. Read full article [...]

13 Mar, 2017

Video captures moment plastic enters food chain

By |2019-05-08T10:01:29+00:00March 13th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A scientist has filmed the moment plastic microfibre is ingested by plankton, illustrating how the material is affecting life beneath the waves. The footage shows one way that waste plastic could be entering the marine and global food chain. An estimated 150 million tonnes of plastic "disappears" from the world's waste stream [...]

2 Feb, 2017

European Parliament Environment Committee agree amendments to waste legislation

By |2019-05-08T10:01:30+00:00February 2nd, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

As anticipated, EP’s ENVI Committee approved the revisions of the Waste Framework Directive and the Packaging and Packaging Directive. The measures approved: §  Biowaste: definition that includes bioplastic; mandatory separate collections. The amendment approved asks Member states to also encourage home composting. The Committee provides the possibility for Member States to not organize a separate [...]

7 Oct, 2016

Norwich aspires to be ‘pioneer plastic-free city’ with disposables ban

By |2019-05-08T10:01:31+00:00October 7th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Norwich City Council could ban the use of single-use plastic products at council buildings as a way of leading the charge to become a ‘pioneer plastic-free city’. The potential move follows the council approving a motion introduced by Green councillors at a council meeting last week (27 September), and will now ask the [...]

20 Sep, 2016

Germany could call for removal of EU recycling targets

By |2019-05-08T10:01:31+00:00September 20th, 2016|News from the web, Uncategorised|0 Comments

The German government wants all recycling targets in the EU’s Circular Economy Package to be scrapped while an alternative recycling data methodology is implemented, according to reports, risking further delay to the package’s adoption. According to a document seen by EurActiv.com that was distributed among diplomats’ working groups, Germany wants to put off any [...]