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Fancy a cuppa? As a nation of tea drinkers it turns out that we may be ingesting billions of plastic particles by drinking the hot beverage. Professor of Chemical Engineering, Nathalie Tufenkji published a study in the Journal of Environmental Science & Technology and it showed that some teabags were releasing a large amount of particles into every […]

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Stroodling mad… A man that goes by the name ‘Mr.Stroodle’ has created a genius idea to help fight single-use plastic pollution. To help with the problem a gentleman called Maxim came up with Stroodles, straws that are not only completely environmentally friendly but are also made from pasta. Maxim’s environmentally friendly, zero-waste straws are made […]

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Lidl is offering customers free in-store recycling. The supermarket chain says it will be the first retailer operating in the Republic of Ireland to offer the service. Customers will be able to dispose of the paper and plastic packaging from their grocery shopping after paying at the checkouts. Deirdre Ryan, Lidl Ireland’s Head of Corporate […]

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Have you found yourself saying these words in 2018? via GIPHY Collins Dictionary has revealed its top ten words of the year. Lexicographers, that’s a person who compiles dictionaries, have been busy monitoring new and notable words. The annual list has been unveiled and “single-use” has been declared 2018’s word of the year. Collins Dictionary’s […]

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The Whale likely thought the bags were food The alarming state of pollution in our oceans has been highlighted yet again, after a pilot whale died from starvation on Friday, having ingested 80-plastic bags, weighing roughly 17-pounds. It became beached in a canal near Songkhla, a city in southern Thailand on Monday before last. Upon […]

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 via GIPHY Straws have become the latest target in the world’s war on plastic, following a clampdown on single-use carrier bags and disposable coffee cups. Just this month, the UK government announced that the sale of straws, drink stirrers and plastic cotton buds will be banned. The humble straw is usually associated with children’s […]

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Plastic bottles could be a thing of the past at Glastonbury music festival. Co-organiser Emily Eavis, daughter of festival founder Michael Eavis has told BBC 6 Music: “We’re working on banning plastic bottles… which is an enormous project and it’s taking a lot of time to tackle it with all the different people we work […]

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