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Plastic bag use falls by more than 98% after charge introduction

Plastic bag use falls by more than 98% after charge introduction

The UK has seen a more than 98% decline in the use of plastic bags due to charges on single-use carrier bags, according to new figures released by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) on 31st July. In 2015, several supermarket chains, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose, Morrisons, Co-op, and Marks and...

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Food producers and retailers seek delay for (EPR) recycling reforms

Food producers and retailers seek delay for (EPR) recycling reforms

Several retailers and food manufacturers in the UK are requesting for a delay in the Government’s recycling reforms set to take effect next year. According to The Guardian, bosses have used the recent Downing Street crisis talks to ask ministers to pause the launch of the UK packaging Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme. Starting in...