Plastics

Some things are environmentally better in plastics

By |2018-07-18T16:02:45+01:00June 25th, 2018|Plastics|

Experts have criticised Morrisons’ decision to switch from plastic to paper bags for fruit and vegetables, branding it a retrograde step for efforts to tackle climate change. The Environment Agency found that paper carrier bags, across their lifecycle of production, use and disposal, had a greater global-warming impact than plastic ones. The agency’s study

McDonald’s to switch plastic straws to paper

By |2018-07-18T16:07:20+01:00June 15th, 2018|Plastics|

Next year McDonald’s in the UK will be switching from plastic straws to paper. They currently get through around 1.8m straws per day. This is a great example of the movement away from single-use plastics to alternatives that are easier to recycle. An additional bonus for the UK manufacturing sector too as the paper

EU to ban single use plastics

By |2018-07-18T16:10:13+01:00May 27th, 2018|Plastics|

Sir David Attenborough’s TV series Blue Planet certainly increased awareness of the dire state of our oceans. And with estimated 80-85% of all litter in the oceans being plastic, and nearly half of that made up of throw-away single-use items such as plastic straws it is no wonder that the EU and the UK