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Indian Railways to enforce ban on single-use plastics

The Indian Ministry of Railways has committed to eliminating single-use plastics from its operations across the country starting from 2 October. 

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Supermarket chain Iceland’s reverse vending machine trial has seen one million plastic bottles recycled since its introduction in select stores in May 2018.

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Tesco commits to banning brands with excessive plastic packaging

UK supermarket chain Tesco has announced it will ban brands that use excessive plastic packaging and remove excess packaging from its own-brand ranges. The move is a part of the second phase of Tesco’s Remove, Reduce, Reuse & Recycle plan.

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Scientist warn against new type of marine plastic pollution

Particles of marine plastic pollution resembling pebbles have been found to be washing up on the UK shores, according to a Science of The Total Environment report.

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US-based toy company Hasbro has announced plans to eliminate plastic from new toy and game product packaging from next year.

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The Government of Australia has announced a $20m grant to accelerate the growth of the domestic plastic recycling industry. It will be provided through Round 8 of the government’s Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) grants programme.

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Germany plans to impose ban on plastic bags

German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze is reportedly considering plans for a new law to ban plastic shopping bags. The move seeks to reduce the use of plastic packaging in the country and is part of the European Union-wide effort to tackle pollution.

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The Body Shop renovates Canadian flagship & relaunches recycling programme

The Body Shop has reopened its flagship Canadian store in Toronto with features paying homage to the company's UK heritage. Additionally, all Body Shop locations across Canada be supporting a renovated "Return. Reuse. Recycling." programme in partnership with TerraCycle that allows customers to return empty product packaging for redeemable vouchers.

Source: Beauty Packaging

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