Hardly a day goes by without an announcement about another initiative to reduce plastic waste. This is great news. But with all the national noise it can be difficult to work out what is happening locally, and in particular the opportunities to take action at a personal level. So what is happening Reading?
A timely article from Chris Cheeseman, Professor of Materials Resources Engineering at Imperial College London and an Associate of the Grantham Institute. He stands up for the versatility of the plastics that have made them such a central part of modern life, but have also resulted in them ending up in places they shouldn’t. Part […]
A growing number of outlets selling food and drink in the UK are taking action to ditch plastic amid deepening concern about its effect on the environment, with drinking straws and bottles among items being phased out. A Guardian investigation this year discovered that a million plastic bottles are bought worldwide every minute, while recent research has […]
Frustrated by the amount of plastic packaging that just ends up being thrown away after a typical food shop, Ingrid Caldironi decided to take matters into her own hands by opening the London’s first plastic free shop. Bulk Market stocks more than 300 items in the pop-up shop and it’s not just food. Alongside dried goods there’s […]