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Could our plastic waste be turned into an innovative business venture in 2020?

With an emphasis on the cheap production and versatile nature of plastic, it’s no wonder that humans have placed a heavy reliance on plastic products over the last century. As a nation, we’ve come to realise that we’re totally out of control with our frivolous dependence on this manmade material and its polluting our atmosphere …

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Tesco dropping plastic-wrapped multibuy packs is a step ahead of its rivals, says GlobalData

Tesco is taking the war on plastic to the next level, recently announcing plans to reduce 350 tonnes of plastic per year by getting rid of its plastic-wrapped multi-buy packs of beans, soups, sweetcorn and tuna. As well as the bonus of being an ethical move, it will be lauded by the 60.7 percent of …

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Tesco to stop sale of plastic-wrapped multipacks in stores | Business

Tesco is banishing shrink-wrapped multipacks of baked beans, soup and tuna from its aisles as part of a drive to slash its use of plastic packaging. The store-cupboard staples are among the biggest selling groceries in UK supermarkets. Tesco said shoppers would not end up paying more because the packs would be replaced with permanent …

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Small steps towards a plastic-free world | Letters | Environment

Re John Vidal’s article (The solution to the plastic waste crisis? It’s not recycling, Journal, 15 January), after his earlier article on plastic (The plastic polluters won 2019 – and we’re running out of time to stop them, 2 January) I pledged not to buy any plastic for a week. This was eye-opening, as my …

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The plastic polluters won 2019 – and we’re running out of time to stop them | Environment

The beach at Muncar on the island of Java was revolting. The 400-yard wide, mile-long stretch of sand was feet deep in foul-smelling sauce sachets, shopping bags, nappies, bottles and bags, plastic clothes and detergent bottles. Bulldozers had cleared away and buried some of the huge mat of plastic and sand two years ago, but …

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Flipkart to collect plastic packaging from customers, Retail News, ET Retail

New Delhi: Walmart-owned e-commerce marketplace, Flipkart has rolled out a new initiative that focuses on creating awareness among consumers on the proper disposal of plastic packaging and make them active participants in its sustainability agenda. As part of this initiative, Flipkart is conducting a pilot project to collect plastic packaging back from consumers at select …

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Britain’s biggest grocer wants to get rid of a billion plastic pieces

Tolga Akmen | AFP | Getty Images Major U.K. grocery chain Tesco announced plans to remove 1 billion pieces of plastic from its own-brand products in its U.K. stores by the end of 2020. The firm said Friday it would be making several changes to get rid of plastic. It will remove plastic trays used …

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Tesco moves to cut out plastic from range of own-brand products | Business

Tesco is ditching plastic ready-meal trays, yoghurt pot lids, straws and loose fruit bags in the latest stage of its drive to cut out non-recyclable packaging. The UK’s biggest supermarket chain is aiming to remove 1bn pieces of plastic by the end of next year from its own-label products. The move comes after Tesco admitted …

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Waitrose to stop selling plastic toys in Christmas crackers from 2020 | Environment

John Lewis and Waitrose are to stop selling Christmas crackers containing plastic toys and puzzles as part of a drive to reduce single-use plastics – but not until 2020. The retailers will announce on Monday that they would switch next year to crackers filled with toys and other items made from recyclable materials such as …

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Woolworths trialling 20c paper bags following ban on free plastic bags | Business

Woolworths has begun a trial of paper bags in select stores, a move environment groups say is preferable to the use of plastic though the focus should remain on reusable bags. The paper bags cost 20c each and are currently available in 20 stores around the country, and will be offered in addition to the …

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