Single use plastic bottles banned from half marathon in London

Runners will not be able to refill bottles, with water distributed in pouches made from seaweed instead The capitals first marathon event pledging to be completely free of single use plastic drinks bottles is to take place in north-west London. The half Ooho, water in biodegradable sachets made from a…

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A road full of bottlenecks: Dutch cycle path is made of plastic waste

First path entirely made of recycled bottles, cups and packaging opens in Zwolle The worlds first plastic bicycle path made of recycled bottles, cups and packaging has opened in the Netherlands, as part of a pilot that could see similar roads open up across the country. The 30-metre path, made…

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McDonald’s to ditch plastic straws

The last (plastic) straw: Who’s banning them? Reality Check: Do we use 8.5 billion straws a year in the UK? Plastic straw and cotton bud ban proposed Environment Secretary Michael Gove called it a “significant contribution” to helping the environment, adding that it was “a fine example to other large…

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