News Headlines : Plastic Production

UK CAR PRODUCTION AT SEVEN-YEAR HIGH


That can be seen in places like Halewood, on Merseyside, where production of Jaguar Land Rover's Discovery Sport is ramping up this week... READ MORE

23rd January, 2015 1553

LIB DEMS PLEDGE TO DROP PLASTIC BAG CHARGE EXEMPTIONS


John Allan, national chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses FSB, said The FSB supports the introduction of charges for plastic bags... READ MORE

6th March, 2015 176

ENGLAND'S SHOPPERS SAY GOODBYE TO FREE PLASTIC BAGS


English shoppers face a 5p charge for plastic carrier bags from today as part of a government scheme to reduce litter and protect wildlife... READ MORE

5th October, 2015 1061

Recent News Headlines : Plastic Production

CHALLENGES IN ASIAN NATIONS' PLASTICS FIGHT


The death of the two whales best illustrates the massive plastic waste problem in Asia... READ MORE

14th February, 2019 59

'DITCH CLING FILM AND SWITCH TO SOAP'


Carry a reuseable coffee cup or flask 7m plastic-lined coffee cups are thrown away in the UK every day... READ MORE

3rd January, 2019 83483

PLASTIC BOTTLE DEPOSIT SCHEME IN UK PROVING HIT WITH SHOPPERS


Iceland, a frozen food specialist, said figures published Wednesday suggested the trial had delivered significant results and strong consumer engagement, with 311,500 plastic bottles recycled so far... READ MORE

3rd January, 2019 3580

SUPERMARKETS STILL PRODUCE THOUSANDS OF TONNES OF PLASTIC BAGS


Data gathered by Greenpeace and published on Thursday reveal that the supermarkets are putting 810,000 tonnes of single-use plastic packaging on to the market every year... READ MORE

15th November, 2018 1610

NEW ZEALAND TO BAN PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS


New Zealand is the latest country to ban plastic shopping bags... READ MORE

10th August, 2018 0

'CAVED TOO QUICKLY': COLES SLAMMED OVER PLASTIC BAG BACKFLIP


A Coles spokeswoman said when the ban on single-use plastic bags came in, some customers said they needed more time to transition to reusable bags... READ MORE

1st August, 2018 0

COLES 'LITTLE SHOP' TOYS 'STEP-BACKWARD' AFTER PLASTIC BAG BAN


The idea behind Little Shop is that customers can keep and collect them rather than throw them out, A Coles spokesman told SBS News... READ MORE

18th July, 2018 0

RESEARCHERS RACE TO MAKE BIOPLASTICS FROM STRAW AND FOOD WASTE


But the bioplastics are currently significantly more expensive to make than fossil fuel-based plastics... READ MORE

5th July, 2018 568

WOOLWORTH'S PLASTIC BAG BAN STARTS TODAY; HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW


Shoppers at Woolworths stores will no longer be given free single-use plastic bags from today as part of a new ban introduced by the retail giant... READ MORE

20th June, 2018 0

MY DAUGHTER AND I PADDLED 22 MILES, PICKING UP PLASTIC. HERES WHAT WE FOUND


Personally, the madness truly hit home when I found a sealed plastic packet of smoked salmon floating in Salcombe estuary a few years ago... READ MORE

13th June, 2018 2205

THE PLANET IS ON EDGE OF A GLOBAL PLASTIC CALAMITY


That's why United Nations Environment is now focusing on a simple yet ambitious goal beat plastic pollution... READ MORE

5th June, 2018 9610

THE RISE OF NON-INVASIVE PLASTIC SURGERIES IN SOUTH KOREA


When people try to look young, the first option is make-up and skincare, and the next is non-invasive surgeries... READ MORE

20th May, 2018 71

'PLASTIC IS LITERALLY EVERYWHERE': THE EPIDEMIC ATTACKING AUSTRALIA'S OCEANS


South Australians have been returning plastics and other items since 1977... READ MORE

16th April, 2018 8147

DROP IN PLASTIC BAGS LITTERING BRITISH SEAS LINKED TO INTRODUCTION OF 5P CHARGE


Ireland and Denmark were the first two countries to bring in levies for plastic bags from shops in 2003, followed by slew of other European countries... READ MORE

5th April, 2018 8869

THERESA MAY DEFENDS GREEN PLAN AS CRITICS SAY IT IS TOO SLOW AND VAGUE


Environmental groups welcome ambition but say 25-year promises must be backed by force of law, money and new watchdog... READ MORE

11th January, 2018 743

OIL DIPS ON RISING U.S. CRUDE INVENTORIES, PRODUCTION


Traders said a strengthening dollar .DXY weighed on Brent, while rising crude stocks and production in the United States pulled down WTI... READ MORE

21st September, 2017 436

TESCO CRITICISED FOR DEDUCTING ?3.4M FROM PLASTIC BAG TAX CHARITY DONATIONS


Government data reveals Tesco deducted administration costs from plastic bag sales, unlike other major supermarkets, angering senior MPs... READ MORE

7th September, 2017 1907

CHINA'S INFORMAL ARMY OF RECYCLERS KEEP PLASTIC BOTTLES OUT OF LANDFILL


There's very little thought of the environmental impact of plastic bottles in China... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 1183

A MILLION BOTTLES A MINUTE: WORLD'S PLASTIC BINGE 'AS DANGEROUS AS CLIMATE CHANGE'


Greenpeace said the big six drinks companies had to do more to increase the recycled content of their plastic bottles... READ MORE

28th June, 2017 117680

TESCO TO TRIAL A PHASE-OUT OF SINGLE-USE 5P PLASTIC BAGS


Online shoppers also have the choice of the 5p bags or no bags at all and 57 percent now choose bagless deliveries, Tesco has said... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 2828

MICHIGAN JUST BANNED BANNING PLASTIC BAGS (YES, YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY)


A new law in Michigan will prohibit local governments from banning, regulating or imposing fees on the use of plastic bags and other containers... READ MORE

30th December, 2016 144

INDONESIA: PLASTIC TAX TO CURB RUBBISH DUMPED IN RIVERS


About 187 million tonnes of plastic waste is dumped into the country's waters, placing Indonesia... READ MORE

15th September, 2016 684

BERRY PLASTICS TO BUY AEP INDUSTRIES TO EXPAND IN NORTH AMERICA


AEP, together with Berry's Engineered Materials Division, creates an impressive packaging film producer serving the North American market, Berry Plastics Chief Executive Jon Rich said... READ MORE

25th August, 2016 50

ENGLAND'S PLASTIC BAG USAGE DROPS 85% SINCE 5P CHARGE INTRODUCED


England's plastic bag usage drops 85 percent since 5p charge introduced... READ MORE

30th July, 2016 3506


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