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Using pineapple leaves to tackle plastics crisis

Using pineapple leaves to tackle plastics crisis
Researchers Dwi Umi Siswanti and Tiara Putri from Universitas Gadjah in Indonesia are using pineapple leaves as alternatives to plastics, particularly in disposable face masks. According to a 2020 report […]
Thu 11/08/2022 by Richard Wilkinson

Spanish distributors request delay of plastics law

Spanish distributors request delay of plastics law
Spain’s agrarian organisations Asaja, Coag and UPA and business associations Aecoc, Aces, Anged, Asedas, Fiab, Adelma, Stanpa and EsPlásticos have spoken out against the special tax on plastic containers, due […]
Wed 20/07/2022 by Richard Wilkinson

Aldi to remove plastic bags by end of 2023

Aldi to remove plastic bags by end of 2023
Aldi has announced that it will be eliminating all plastic shopping bags from its US stores by the end of 2023, making it the first major US retailer to take […]
Thu 12/05/2022 by Richard Wilkinson
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Tesco to turn fruit and veg packaging into bin liners

Tesco to turn fruit and veg packaging into bin liners
A new recycling partnership between Tesco and packaging manufacturer Berry Global is to transform soft plastic from fruit and vegetable packaging into bin liners. Tesco has expanded its number of […]
Wed 09/03/2022 by Richard Wilkinson

Adieu to plastic in fruit and vegetable packaging 

Adieu to plastic in fruit and vegetable packaging 
On January 1, the rule that prohibits the use of plastic in packaging of fruits and vegetables weighing less than 1.5 kg came into force in France, although some exceptions […]
Mon 10/01/2022 by Richard Wilkinson

Driscoll’s launches Agricultural Plastics Innovation Challenge

Driscoll’s launches Agricultural Plastics Innovation Challenge
Berry specialist Driscoll’s has joined forces with Think Beyond Plastic to launch the inaugural Agricultural Plastics Innovation Challenge. The initiative aims to stimulate new recycling processes and develop alternatives to […]
Mon 11/10/2021 by Richard Wilkinson

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