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Exmouth has received official “plastic-free” status

Exmouth has received official “plastic-free” status

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), a nonprofit organisation dedicated to marine conservation, has officially recognised Exmouth as a Plastic Free Community.

Author: RBN | Date: 18 January 2023

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Catching the Wave of Ocean Pollution

Catching the Wave of Ocean Pollution

Our ocean’s plastic pollution has terrible effects on biodiversity, fishing, tourism, and coastal communities. In order to address this issue, the EU has taken numerous actions, including direct legislative measures, awareness-raising efforts (such as the ongoing #EUBeachCleanup), and financial support for creative projects addressing marine plastic pollution. One of those initiatives is the EU-funded project “STRANDET,” which helps recycle a significant volume of plastic that has been gathered on beaches in Denmark’s north-west Jutland.

Author: RBN | Date: 29 October 2022

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Menus with eco-labels encourage diners to make more environmentally friendly choices

Menus with eco-labels encourage diners to make more environmentally friendly choices

A ground-breaking study suggests that traffic light labels can help reduce the climate impact of food choices

Author: RBN | Date: 29 October 2022

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High Street Chemist ‘Boots’ to Stop Selling Plastic-Based Wet Wipes in the UK

High Street Chemist ‘Boots’ to Stop Selling Plastic-Based Wet Wipes in the UK

Pharmacy joins other retail chains vowing to stop sales of plastic wipes by end of this year, as part of efforts to cut non-biodegradable waste.

Author: RBN | Date: 1 August 2022

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Businesses share green knowledge to save carbon and money

Businesses share green knowledge to save carbon and money

A Staffordshire Moorlands pub has changed the way it operates to save on carbon. It comes as Staffordshire businesses big and small are sharing expertise to save money and carbon emissions.

Author: RBN | Date: 21 April 2022

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Amount of waste on UK beaches is falling, national clean-up finds

Amount of waste on UK beaches is falling, national clean-up finds

75% of ocean littler is still plastic or polystyrene and the government approach not good enough, say campaigners

Author: RBN | Date: 22 December 2021

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Hertfordshire’s first net-zero carbon school approved by councillors

Hertfordshire’s first net-zero carbon school approved by councillors

Plans for a county’s first net-zero carbon school have been approved by councillors. Aiming to open for September 2022.

Author: RBN | Date: 8 October 2021

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Retask the Mask: UK recycling campaign tackling face mask pollution

Retask the Mask: UK recycling campaign tackling face mask pollution

A new project that will turn used single-use face-masks into waste-collection equipment has been launched in the UK. The scheme will recycle PPE into litter pickers.

Author: RBN | Date: 29 June 2021

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Waitrose ‘Unpacked’ sales grow by approximately 9% in just 6 months

Waitrose ‘Unpacked’ sales grow by approximately 9% in just 6 months

Customer demand has encouraged Waitrose to expand its packaging-free initiative with more food items, including loose tea, veg and pasta, in their pioneering ‘Unpacked’ refillable concept.

Author: RBN | Date: 29 June 2021

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