So you’ve got a recycling routine that works for you. You know it like the back of your hand and there’s not one empty plastic bottle or can in sight in the kitchen that isn’t waiting to be collected for recycling. The job is done! But is it really?
Europe’s leading fresh food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC, has commented on the recent turbulence in its raw material supply chain and concluded that its rigid and flexible packaging prices will have to increase in the face of current sharp cost increases.
San Francisco is banning single use plastic water bottles on its city property. During the next four years, the ban will phase out the sale and distribution of plastic water bottles holding 21 ounces or less within the city.
The latest data we can find is that 50 billion single serve bottles of water were used by Americans in 2007 – with a recycling rate of only 23% therefore over 38 billion bottles end up in landfill. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, in 2010, the U.S alone also generated 31 million tons of plastic waste.
With the sun set to shine, a barbecue is a must. But a summer barbecue can easily turn into a summer disaster if proper precautions aren’t taken to ensure food safety.
According to the Food Standards Agency, cooks are making their guests ill by charring meat but not cooking it all the way through – in fact, it claims the number of food poisoning cases are up by 27% compared to figures from the last 3 years.
We’ve compiled a list of dos and don’ts to ensure a barbecue goes without a hiccup.
Oxford Council wanted to become the first English Council to ban polystyrene take-away food containers. It claimed the move would cut litter whilst promoting the use of biodegradable packaging and recyclable materials.
But the so called ban was reversed before it was even enforced.
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