There is an estimated two to three million tonnes of plastics used in agriculture each year.
the Scottish Government will consult on a mandatory national food waste reduction target and the mandatory reporting of Scotland’s food surplus and waste by food businesses.
“It used to come in a light cardboard box – no problem – then, the manufacturers started to include a flimsy, single use plastic wrapper. “
The restrictions would be such that they would effectively be a ban on these products.
Researchers at RMIT University, Australia, have been working on developing bricks that use recycled cigarette butts in their composition.
.A new study of the upper Atlantic suggests that there are 10 times more micro plastics than was previously thought.
“We still need to pay attention to what is happening to the natural world, to our planet – the basic – planet.”
The recycling collections will take place on your usual bin day during the week beginning Monday 1st June – and will be for plastic only.
“As long as we have cheap fracked gas then we will have virgin plastic production” Andy Georgi
Currently over 80% of the ecological costs of a product are determined before it is even created.