Plastic flows into the ocean ‘set to triple by 2040’

The cumulative amount of plastic in the ocean is forecast to reach 600m tonnes by 2040, equivalent in weight to more than three million blue whales

New UK facility will convert 30k tonnes of unrecycled plastic to recycled oils

The work for the project is expected to be finalised by the end of 2023

‘Don’t recycle coronavirus masks and gloves’

The Confederation of Paper Industries reports an increasing amount of PPE in recycling, which it notes can prove harmful to workers

Coronavirus pushes back ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds

Defra said the postponement is due to ‘disruptions to businesses caused by coronavirus pandemic’

Calls for single-use plastics directive postponement due to Covid-19 crisis

Single-use plastics are vital for safety and hygiene in current pandemic

Drax teams up with Econic to use captured carbon in plastic production

Econic Technologies has developed a catalyst that allows CO2 to replace up to 50% of the traditional fossil fuel-based materials used in polymer production

New US competition to advance energy efficient plastics recycling

The Plastics Innovation Challenge has set a number of goals for the US to achieve by 2030

Plans submitted for plastics to hydrogen facility in Cheshire

The £7m plant is expected to treat up to 35 tonnes of unrecyclable plastics a day and create a local source of hydrogen

New £130m deal inked for 11 waste plastic to hydrogen facilities

Peel Environmental, Waste2Tricity and PowerHouse Energy intend to submit a planning application for the first site in Cheshire in the coming weeks

Single-use plastics: Government consults on standards for greener alternatives

It aims to identify gaps and get expert advice on the overall sustainability of bio-based and biodegradable plastic products

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