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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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The winners of Waitrose & Partners’ £1m fund to fight plastic pollution

WAITROSE & Partners has revealed the projects it will be supporting with its unique £1m grant fund designed to tackle plastic pollution. Plan Plastic – The Million Pound Challenge will award money, over one year, to projects that can demonstrate an impact to reduce plastic. Working with environmental charity Hubbub, the fund attracted 150 applications, and...