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Turkey's plastics ban: Where does the UK send its waste now?

blog post image Turkey is due to ban most plastic waste sent from the UK, so tonnes of packaging will need a new home.

Opinion: The UK has a huge rubbish problem – but building new waste incinerators isn’t the answer

blog post image Some take waste directly from businesses, but the vast majority burn the contents of our wheelie bins – and around 12 per cent of that is plastic

The Plastic Pandemic: COVID-19 trashed the recycling dream: Recyclers struggle as oil world invests hundreds of billions

blog post image The Plastic Pandemic: COVID-19 trashed the recycling dream: Recyclers struggle as oil world invests hundreds of billions to make new plastic

How a simple change - a nudge - is cutting coffee cup waste: A university campus has cut the use of disposable cups by reducing

blog post image How a simple change - a nudge - is cutting coffee cup waste: A university campus has cut the use of disposable cups by reducing the cost of all drinks by 25p and charging a fine of 25p per drink to those who don’t bring a reusable cup. Changing from the previous incentive of ‘25p off’ for using...

Starving seabirds 'full of plastic': Flesh-footed shearwater chicks are starving to death because of plastic, a BBC documentary

blog post image Starving seabirds 'full of plastic': Flesh-footed shearwater chicks are starving to death because of plastic, a BBC documentary reveals.

A million bottles a minute: world's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change': Exclusive: Annual consumption of plastic

blog post image A million bottles a minute: world's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change': Exclusive: Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments

Tax plastic drinking straws, firm says - BBC News: A waste disposal firm claims that plastic drinking straws are "the ultimate

blog post image Tax plastic drinking straws, firm says - BBC News: A waste disposal firm claims that plastic drinking straws are "the ultimate in human wastefulness".

Plastic 'nurdles' found littering UK beaches - BBC News: Billions of tiny plastic lentil-sized pellets can be spotted on

blog post image Plastic 'nurdles' found littering UK beaches - BBC News: Billions of tiny plastic lentil-sized pellets can be spotted on UK shores - but how do 'nurdles' get there?

Is patient satisfaction relevant? Plastic surgeons call for better rating tools: Patient satisfaction has become an important

blog post image Is patient satisfaction relevant? Plastic surgeons call for better rating tools: Patient satisfaction has become an important quality measure in the US healthcare system. But some plastic surgeons question the value of subjective patient satisfaction ratings -- suggesting that they might even lead to...

Conservationists herald bag tax impact on beach rubbish - BBC News: Charging for plastic bags has seen a 40% drop in the

blog post image Conservationists herald bag tax impact on beach rubbish - BBC News: Charging for plastic bags has seen a 40% drop in the number found on beaches, say conservationists.

3D Printed Bone Replacements Made Using Natural Bone and Plastic |: At Johns Hopkins University researchers have created

blog post image 3D Printed Bone Replacements Made Using Natural Bone and Plastic |: At Johns Hopkins University researchers have created a recipe for making material that can be used to 3D print new bones. Unlike most previous attempts at

Bacteria That Can Break Down Plastic - Science News | The Naked Scientists

blog post image Bacteria That Can Break Down Plastic - Science News | The Naked Scientists

Plastic problems | Chemistry World

blog post image Plastic problems | Chemistry World

Plastic-eating bacteria set to revolutionize waste disposal | ExtremeTech: Genetically engineering a bacterium that eats

blog post image Plastic-eating bacteria set to revolutionize waste disposal | ExtremeTech: Genetically engineering a bacterium that eats plastic could fix the world's spiraling problem of waste disposal.

Reusable, sugar-based polymer purifies water fast: Can pull out pharmaceuticals, chemicals used to make plastics, and more.

blog post image Reusable, sugar-based polymer purifies water fast: Can pull out pharmaceuticals, chemicals used to make plastics, and more.