Plastic Waste In Oceans May Double By 2030

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has predicted that between 2018 and 2050 the petchem industry will create nearly half the growth in world oil demand, adding almost seven million barrels of consumption each day. The increasing demand for plastic is one of the main contributors to this issue, as developing nations are consuming more and…
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London Will Soon Have Eco-Friendly Vending Machines

London will soon be home to its first eco-friendly laundry vending machine, which will be placed at Epping Underground Station on Saturday 6th October. Londoners will now be able to drop their dirty laundry off at a VDrop for a price of £3 per garment, and have it washed, cleaned and returned within 24 hours.…
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Price of Tobacco Should Be Raised To Reflect Environmental Impact

World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that the carbon footprint of the tobacco industry is comparable to entire countries, such as Israel and Wales. The organisation is therefore urging the price of tobacco to be raised to reflect the mass environmental damage it is causing, including water pollution and deforestation. It has been stated that…
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New Zealand’s Leading Supermarket Bans Plastic Straws

Countdown, one of New Zealand’s leading supermarket chains is no longer selling packets of plastic straws. The store hope that this action will help to remove 11.6 million plastic straws from circulation each year. Kiri Hannifin, general manager corporate affairs and sustainability comments: “Like other plastic and packaging, straws can have a disastrous impact on…
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Consumers Are Posting Crisp Packets Back To Walkers HQ

By 2025, crisp brand Walkers have pledge to go plastic free, yet until this date, they will have produced 28 million more plastic packets, which will pollute the environment and cause devestation across the planet. Although the company is attempting to make some changes, many believe that it is not acting fast enough, and attempting…
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What smoking is doing to our environment

Plastic pollution is hot topic at the moment with information about plastic straws, cups, bottles etc literally littering social media and newspapers, informing us on how damaging our wasteful habits are to our oceans and environment. However, what we often fail to recognise is how other everyday habits could also be polluting our planet. The…
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