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  1. UK Government launches £20m research fund to tackle plastic pollution
    UK Government launches £20m research fund to tackle plastic pollution 25 Jun 2018

    The UK Government has taken another step towards tackling plastic waste by creating a new £20 million research fund.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Policy
  2. How can the insurance industry make cities more sustainable?
    How can the insurance industry make cities more sustainable? 22 Jun 2018

    The chief executive of AXA famously remarked last year that a 4 degree world is “uninsurable”.

    Worldwide,Finance,Policy
  3. British city leaders call on Government to bring forward diesel ban
    British city leaders call on Government to bring forward diesel ban 18 Jun 2018

    City leaders and Mayors across the UK are calling on the government to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol vehicles by 2030.

    Europe,Policy,Transport
  4. McDonald’s to phase-out plastic straws in UK and Ireland
    McDonald’s to phase-out plastic straws in UK and Ireland 15 Jun 2018

    This could be the final straw. McDonald’s will bring forward plans to replace plastic straws with paper alternatives in all of its UK and Irish restaurants.

    Europe,Policy
  5. Recycling can provide 70% of the UK’s demand for plastic
    Recycling can provide 70% of the UK’s demand for plastic 14 Jun 2018

    A new report from Green Alliance has found the untapped opportunities for the UK to source most of its plastic demand from recycling.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Policy
  6. India pledges to remove all single-use plastics by 2022
    India pledges to remove all single-use plastics by 2022 8 Jun 2018

    India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has made one of the boldest commitments yet to end plastic waste.

    Asia,Policy
  7. Major sporting bodies make ‘biggest commitment ever’ to cut plastic waste
    Major sporting bodies make ‘biggest commitment ever’ to cut plastic waste 5 Jun 2018

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and seven other sporting bodies have signed up to a major UN campaign to reduce single-use plastics.

    Worldwide,Policy
  8. First global assessment released on action to reduce single-use plastics
    First global assessment released on action to reduce single-use plastics 5 Jun 2018

    A new report by UN Environment has assessed global action on reducing plastic waste for the first time.

    Worldwide,Policy
  9. Trump plans ‘unprecedented’ action to stop coal plant closures
    Trump plans ‘unprecedented’ action to stop coal plant closures 4 Jun 2018

    The White House is planning to take drastic steps to keep coal and nuclear plants from closing.

    North America,Policy
  10. Scottish Government bans single-use coffee cups in its buildings
    Scottish Government bans single-use coffee cups in its buildings 1 Jun 2018

    The Scottish government has announced measures to ban the use of disposable coffee cups in all its offices.

    Europe,Policy

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