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Asda joins Microfibre Consortium to reduce environmental impact of clothing


UK supermarket Asda has joined a consortium aimed at understanding how microfibre shedding occurs, in order to implement projects aimed at reducing how much volume seeps into the ocean.

How Coca-Cola is engaging policymakers and the public to combat plastics pollution


EXCLUSIVE: The head of sustainability at the world's largest independent Coca-Cola bottler believes the next 12 months are a "great opportunity" to influence policy to reform Producer Responsibility Obligations and implement an effective, nationwide deposit return system for plastics.

Ikea to ban plastic straws in all its UK stores and restaurants by October 2018


Global furniture retailer Ikea has announced (July 16) that it will stop selling packs of single-use plastic straws in its UK and Ireland stores later this year, as part of its commitment to eliminate all single-use plastics from its global product range by 2020.

Morrisons trials in-store deposit return system for plastic bottles


Supermarket giant Morrisons has launched a trial of an in-store deposit return scheme for plastic bottles, in a bid to minimise its plastic output and encourage customers to recycle.

Waste incineration set to overtake recycling in England, Greens warn


England is on the brink of burning more of its rubbish in incinerators than it recycles for the first time, according to a new analysis.
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