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India to become first Asian country to launch a Plastics Pact

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The FINANCIAL —  UK partners with India to deliver a circular plastics economy.India has become the first Asian country to develop a plastics pact, launching a ground-breaking new initiative to bring together leading businesses at a national level to make commitments for building a circular system for plastics, UKRI notes.…

Innovations to Solve the Planet’s Plastic Problem

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The FINANCIAL — From bacteria that eat disposable bottles, to edible plastics made from seaweed, the world’s scientists and innovators are reviewing our reliance on plastics.…

Floating ocean plastic can get a boost to its wave-induced transport because of its size

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The FINANCIAL -- Plastic pollution and other ocean debris are a complex global environmental problem. Every year, ten million tonnes of plastic are estimated to be mismanaged, resulting in entry into the ocean, of which half will float initially. Yet, only 0.3 million tonnes of plastic can be found floating on the surface of the…

Tesco cuts plastic from its Christmas range

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The FINANCIAL -- Uk's biggesy Supermarket Tesco has removed over 20 million pieces of plastic from this year’s Christmas range. Crackers, lights, cards and puddings have all been produced using less single use plastic: Tesco’s own label crackers are plastic free for the first time – they will include non-plastic presents and are now sold without plastic…

LEGO Group invests up to $400m to accelerate sustainability and ditch plastic

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The FINANCIAL — The LEGO Group announced plans to invest up to US$400 million over three years to accelerate sustainability and social responsibility initiatives. The investment will cover both long-term investments and ongoing costs. The company will begin to phase out single-use plastic bags used in LEGO boxes to package the loose bricks. This is part…

Iceland cuts plastic usage by 29% and claims to be plastic free by 2023

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The FINANCIAL — UK retailer Iceland revealed it has cut 29% of its yearly plastic usage. The retailer was the first globally to make such a commitment and remains the only supermarket in the UK to have pledged to remove plastic in its entirety from its own label range. Iceland stated that 74 of its frozen meal lines…