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Diageo unveils 'world's first' plastic-free, paper-based spirits bottle


Diageo has unveiled a plastic-free, paper-based spirits bottle, which will debut on the company's Johnnie Walker range of Scotch Whisky early next year, with PepsiCo and Unilever joining the brewer in creating a new consortium for plastic-free packaging.

Aldi to halve plastic packaging use in the UK by 2025


Aldi UK and Ireland has pledged to halve the volume of plastic packaging it uses annually by 2025.

Sustainable Business Covered podcast: The Plastic-Free July special


For episode 89 of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast, edie has assembled expert speakers for exclusive discussions on how plastics action is progressing throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

In numbers: Tracking public attitudes to plastics during the pandemic


Several businesses have published new research to mark Plastic Free July, including Veolia and Amcor. Here, edie rounds up the key findings, which act as a snapshot of public opinion on plastics in the context of Covid-19.

Report: Electronic waste up 21% in 5 years, with $57bn dumped annually


A record 53.6 million metric tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste) was generated globally in 2019, with the waste stream having increased by more than one-fifth since 2014.
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