Asda eliminates single-use plastic bags with a new recycling strategy

UK - Asda, the British retailer has announced its plan towards making 100% of its own-brand plastic packaging recyclable by phasing out ‘5p’ plastic bags from their products by 2025. According to the company, the strategy also involves introduction of reusable coffee cups, a replacement of the daily takeaway coffee cups which form part of…

EU sets 2030 deadline for recyclable plastics packaging in new strategy

EU - The EU plans to make all plastic packaging across Europe recyclable or reusable by 2030. The pledge forms part of a wider plastic strategy to tackle the issue of plastic waste. Other commitments include a reduction in consumption of single-use plastics and restrictions on the use of microplastics, such as microbeads found in some cosmetics. “If…