The plastic-free initiative was initiated in 2018, with the company replacing five single-use plastic products across its domestic services.
The Pact, originally launched in 2018, represents 127 members, accounting for 85% of plastic packaging in UK supermarkets including Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.
Governors in Vermont and Maine signed bills on the same day that will ban plastic bags in their states in 2020.
The agreement promised to “promote a comprehensive life-cycle approach to urgently and effectively prevent and reduce plastic litter discharge to the oceans.”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will ban single-use plastics — which could include bags, straws and cutlery — in Canada in 2021.
Canary Wharf, the Estate at the heart of London’s capital, has become the first commercial center in the world to be awarded a ‘Plastic Free Community’ status.
The ban will come into place in April 2020 and will be applied throughout towns and cities in England.
The British supermarket will offer 127 loose fruit and veg varieties over the next year. The fruit and veg will either be sold in recyclable paper bags or loose.
The government of Tanzania has issued a ban on producing, using, importing, or selling plastic bags.
The protocol requires countries that want to ship their waste products to other nations to first obtain the permission of the receiving nations.
In a historic conservation move the government of the United Republic of Tanzania has announced the ban on plastic bag use beginning June 1, 2019.
Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have created a recyclable plastic that can be disassembled into its constituent parts and reassembled without loss of performance or quality.
The Ooho seaweed capsules are made by a London-based startup called Skipping Rocks Lab. They want to cut the number of plastic bottles used by 200,000.
The company has said it is investing £16 million into reducing the amount of plastic used in their packaging. This initiative will remove 40 million plastic bottles from the world.
Bali Governor Wayan Koster announced that the Indonesian province of Bali is officially banning single-use plastics. The country produces 3.2 million tons of plastic annually.
State lawmakers in New York have approved a ban on plastic bags at retail and grocery establishments that would take effect next year as part of the state’s budget.
The move follows growing customer demand for less plastic and more sustainable packaging in Trader Joe’s stores; a change.org petition on the subject amassed over 80,000 signatures in two months.
Researchers at Purdue University are excited about a new chemical technique technique that uses super-heated water to convert plastic into a gasoline-like fuel that could be used to fuel conventional vehicles.
The first step of the new plan is to no longer offer plastic straws or spoons beginning early this year. The ultimate goal is to find an alternative to clear plastic cups, plastic-lined cups, and plastic lids by the end of 2020.
Bali is facing a plastic pollution crisis, producing over 3,800 tonnes of waste every day and has now drafted a bylaw on tourist contributions for the environment and cultural preservation. The ‘tourist tax’ will involve a fee of $10 for overseas visitors to the island.
Adidas have collaborated with Parley for the Oceans, a company that intercepts plastic from beaches before it can reach the oceans. This plastic is then upcycled and made into a yarn becoming a key component of the upper material of Adidas footwear.
The Swedish furniture giant said it will stop selling single-use plastic products like straws, plates, cups, freezer bags, garbage bags, and plastic-coated paper plates and cups.
The single-use plastic ban was introduced earlier this year and yesterday the European commission agreed a deal to set the ban in place.
When Australia’s two largest supermarket chains banned plastic bags three months ago, it led to an 80 percent reduction in the country’s overall consumption of plastic bags.
The popular beer company Corona is to become the first global brand to trial fully plastic-free six-pack can rings made from plant-based, biodegradable fibers.