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'All-in' DRS a 'No-Brainer'

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The economic benefit of a deposit return system that included every drinks can and bottle – both plastic & glass – would be eight times greater than the economic benefit of a watered-down system, according to a government analysis highlighted by CPRE... Read full article

Recycling Bags Incinerated

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Workers at a major waste firm serving four London councils are putting bags full of recycling straight into incineration bins without checking the contents as they battle to hit targets, an Unearthed and Daily Telegraph investigation reveals.... Read full article

Find Better Packaging

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Giki’s Better Packaging badge has just gone live: anyone in the UK with a smartphone can now scan a barcode or search supermarket products in near real time to check the packaging.... Read full article

The Janey Loves Platinum Awards 2019

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Entries are now open for the 2019 Janey Loves Platinum Awards, which recognise excellence and innovation in natural, organic and eco products and services. The awards are a fantastic vehicle for bringing the best of the best in natural products...... Read full article

#GotTheBottle

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Buying single-use plastic water bottles could soon be seen to be as bad as littering, spitting in public, queue-jumping and playing loud music on public transport, according to a new survey to mark National Refill Day on 19 June 2019.... Read full article

A Plastic Diet

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A new study finds on average people could be ingesting approximately five grams of plastic every week, which is the equivalent weight of a credit card.... Read full article

Waterways Plastic Challenge

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Canal & River Trust, the waterways and wellbeing charity that cares for 2,000 miles of canals and river navigations in England and Wales, has published research about the volume of plastics and litter found in its waterways.... Read full article

Deforestation for Consumer Goods

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At least 50 million hectares of forest – an area twice the size of the UK – is set to have been destroyed for commodities during 10 years of corporate commitments to end deforestation, according to a new Greenpeace International report.... Read full article

Is this the UK's Greenest Meal?

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A 13lbs (6kg) portion of yellow split pea, potato and cauliflower curry has been served with flatbread at Friends of the Earth’s HQ to launch The Vegan Society’s environmental campaign.... Read full article

Going Clean Just Got Easy

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Many of you My Green Pod readers will know our mission is to help you find the most ethical, natural products and make easy switches that, together, could save the planet. Going clean just got a lot easier, because we’ve decided to take our mission..... Read full article

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