Category: Sustainability

UK to Launch Bottle and Can Deposit Return Scheme!

Following the success of similar schemes around the world, the UK has announced that it will implement its own deposit-return scheme (DRS) on plastic bottles and aluminium cans. Michael Gove, the UK Environmental Secretary wants to implement the scheme as quickly as possible despite some reservations from the soft drinks industry. Scotland have already started ...

The World’s Plastic Free Supermarket!

Last week, Europe's first plastic-free aisle opened its doors in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Ekoplaza in Amsterdam will have around 700 plastic-free products on its shelves, including meats, rice, dairy and much more food that is typically found in plastic packaging in many supermarkets. Instead, packaging will be made out of biodegradable materials or materials ...

Plastic Free Parliament

I don't know if it's me just becoming more aware of the issue since I've been writing, but the issue of single-use plastics seems to be being pushed further into the spotlight. The final episode of Blue Planet II also may have helped; the effects of plastics on the environment and marine ecosystems were highlighted ...

Cape Town is Running Dry!

Droughts occur in places all over the world. However, in a couple of months, Cape Town in South Africa could become the first city to turn off the water supply to its four million residents in modern history. According to a website monitoring Cape Town's water crisis, the water supply will be turned off in 93 ...

Plymouth University Sustainability

Plymouth University is already one of the leading universities when it comes to sustainability and, in preparation for 'Green Week' at Plymouth University, they are launching their ditch the disposables campaign today! Over the past few months, a number of universities up and down the country have implemented their own policies that offer discounts, added charges ...

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