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The History- Plastic Pollution (PART TWO)

SHOES – 1950 All new sneakers are partly or completely plastic, and most heels are made from plastic. They are almost impossible to recycle as the plastic is stitched into other materials in complex ways. An issue with blanket-banning plastic shoes is that vegans among others object to animal products, and natural shoes are madeContinue reading “The History- Plastic Pollution (PART TWO)”

The History- Plastic Pollution (PART ONE)

TYRES – 1909 Tires add a lot to plastic pollution. As they rub against the road, the heat generated sheds off bits of synthetic rubber. Rain washes these chemicals off the roads and into the water system, where they make up to 28% of the microplastic waste in the ocean. Before 1909, all tyres wereContinue reading “The History- Plastic Pollution (PART ONE)”

Supermarket initiatives to end plastic waste

Several supermarkets have announced in recent years plans to shrink their enormous plastic and carbon footprints. Many new supermarket buildings are designed as Eco-buildings, with sustainable energy powering them and reduced energy costs, with natural lighting and high insulation. Tesco has announced a new series of initiatives in early 2020- such as banning shrink wrappedContinue reading “Supermarket initiatives to end plastic waste”

Plastic Milk Bottles

Are they out of the LOOP? A new scheme to reduce plastic waste from your grocery shop is due to roll out across the United Kingdom next month. The ambitious new online service- called LOOP ( has already been running in the states and France, and they plan to expand to Canada, Germany and Japan.LOOPContinue reading “Plastic Milk Bottles”

The Packaging of the Future

Sustainable food packaging solutions coming soon to reduce plastic from your meals 174 million tons of plastic packaging is produced each year, and only a fifth of it is recycled. Single use plastic packaging and containers protect food whilst it’s being transported and extend shelf life with added antioxidants or vacuum-sealing. The issue is thatContinue reading “The Packaging of the Future”