cosmetic plastic

Global use of virgin plastic by cosmetics brands & more set to fall by 20% by 2025

By Rebecca Hitchon | 18 November 2021

Virgin plastic use by leading global brands and retailers has peaked in 2021 and is on track to fall by almost 20%, research by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has revealed. Virgin plastic can be defined as plastic resin that has been newly created without…

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Cotton buds & plastic straws to be banned to tackle plastic pollution

By Sophie Nutt | 22 May 2019

Cotton buds, plastic straws and stirrers are to be banned in England from April next year (2020) in a bid to help tackle plastic pollution. The ban comes after campaigns from Sir David Attenborough and the UN calling for a reduction in plastic waste that cannot decompose, seeing more pressure…

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