Plastics

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France to take legal action over ‘nightmare’ plastic pellet spill
Brittany beaches polluted by waves of beads believed to be from shipping containers lost in Atlantic

Kim Willsher in Paris

23, Jan, 2023 @12:46 PM

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Plastic bottle deposit return scheme finally looks set to start in England
Campaigners say long delay is adding to pollution and not including glass will break manifesto pledge

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

19, Jan, 2023 @3:25 PM

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October start set for ban in England of single-use plastic tableware
Sale by retailers and food outlets in England of single-use plastic tableware to be banned but not ‘shelf-ready pre-packaged food’ containers

Jane Clinton

14, Jan, 2023 @6:01 AM

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England’s new ban on single-use plastics sounds impressive – until you study the facts | John Vidal
Thérèse Coffey’s weak plans aim low and will have minimal impact on one of the biggest problems threatening our environment, says the Guardian’s former environment editor John Vidal

John Vidal

09, Jan, 2023 @4:19 PM

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Single-use plastic cutlery and plates to be banned in England
‘A plastic fork can take 200 years to decompose’, said environment secretary Thérèse Coffey

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

08, Jan, 2023 @4:12 PM

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It’s that fantastic, plastic time of year – and now we can’t recycle it | Jess Harwood
Everything is plastic, or it’s wrapped in plastic!

Jess Harwood

30, Dec, 2022 @1:36 AM

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Ban on single-use restaurant tableware hailed as fast-food ‘revolution’ in France
McDonald’s and other chains race to replace throwaway wrappers with reusable cutlery and plates before dining deadline

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

28, Dec, 2022 @4:25 PM

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Soft plastic, not fantastic: what to do with Australia’s bread bags and chip packets
Trials are under way to find advanced solutions to a notoriously difficult problem. But could a focus on recycling distract from other issues?

Donna Lu

27, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘Seas are becoming landfills’: the Senegalese surfer saving a beach – and a way of life – from plastic
Babacar Thiaw has surfed Dakar’s beach for 20 years. To protect it for future generations, he realised he needed the help of a whole community

Kaamil Ahmed

26, Dec, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Environmental watchdog charges REDcycle operators over secret soft plastics stockpiles
Environment Protection Authority Victoria charges RG Programs and Services, which faces a possible fine in excess of $165,000

Caitlin Cassidy

23, Dec, 2022 @8:12 AM

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Plastic ‘nurdles’ stop sea urchins developing properly, study finds
Chemicals that leach out of plastic shown to cause fatal abnormalities, including gut developing outside body

Karen McVeigh

15, Dec, 2022 @3:34 PM

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Include biodegradable plastic in English single-use cutlery ban, say campaigners
Campaign group says many bioplastics are damaging and they should not be excluded from any ban

Sandra Laville

14, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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