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July 27, 2020

In a world that is grappling with the issue of how to reduce the quantity of plastic waste it produces, paper straws have an important role to play. They provide an eco-friendly alternative to the disposable plastic straw, 25.3 billion of which are used in Europe during a single year. Rather than slowly degrading…

July 23, 2020

The war on plastic is prevalent in countries all over the world today. In Europe, findings from the latest Eurobarometer survey on environmental waste found that 87% of Europeans were concerned about the environmental impact of plastic. Some 74% of people surveyed are also worried about the impact of plastics on…

July 20, 2020

The conversation around recycling is becoming progressively urgent and, thankfully, increasingly mainstream. Many more of us are recycling – but there are still blindspots that have serious repercussions for the environment. When you consider that in 2017, plastic straws were the 7th most collected waste item on…

July 13, 2020

Quick summary: Single-use plastics will be outlawed in Greece by July 2021, according to Greek government plans Takeaway coffee cups, cotton buds, and plastic straws all set to be included in the ban Greece hopes to be one of Europe’s first countries to implement the ban, in accordance with the EU directive agai…

July 9, 2020

Although plastic goods became widely available to consumers during the 1950s, it’s only during the last twenty years that we’ve seen the real boom in plastic – and as a result, plastic waste.  In the 1960s less than 1% of our refuse was plastic; by 2005 that had increased to 10% according to one ground-breaking s…

July 1, 2020

Is it time to go back to the future with paper straws? The world-view is quickly changing when it comes to sustainability and environmental care. So could paper straws be the answer to the start of a new era?  The humble straw is older than the invention of paper itself. So, if we want to find out where paper str…

June 28, 2020

Germany Latest State to Ban Single-Use Plastics Quick Summary: Single-use plastic straws, cotton buds, and cutlery included within the German ban Deadline of July 2021 brings the country in line with European Union directive Just under a third of Germany’s 18 million-ton waste is plastic-based Germany has agree…

June 1, 2020

Quick summary: Auchan Retail to replace all single-use plastic stock – including straws, disposable cutlery, and plastic plates – with biodegradable alternatives Continente, meanwhile, declare annual plastic savings amounting to 4,200 tonnes Measures come with Portugal’s ban on single-use plastics by 2020, outpa…