Tag Archives: litter

Environment

Packaging only a small part of litter finds survey

24 Mar 2014

litter reminder

Packaging takes the blame for most litter and usually the first thing that people complain about when dealing with litter is plastic bags.  However research commissioned by British lobbying group INCPEN and conducted by Keep Scotland Beautiful shows that focusing just on particular items in litter will not solve the problem as only a small [...]

Environment

Lightweight plastic bags part of the solution, not the problem

10 Mar 2014

biodegradable bags

With the participation of industry experts, advice look EU policy makers and NGOs, the European Bioplastics high level panel debate on ?A future for lightweight plastic bags in Europe?? reaffirmed that the characteristics and dual use of biodegradable plastic bags makes them a key contributor to enhanced resource efficiency and reduced littering in [...]

Opinions

Attack litter, not plastic bags

9 Jul 2012

I recently read a short, patient but insightful, rx article surrounding the issues of bag bans. The bag industry claims that banning bags will result in job loss, negative effects to local economies, hidden taxes, and lower environmental impact compared to paper, etc. These are important issues to consider, but they really don?t [...]

Environment

Project aims to remove litter from the sea

8 Jul 2012

EcoCortec d.o.o., advice nurse one of the most advanced manufacturers of biodegradable packaging in Europe, became a partner in the Marine Clean project which is designed to remove marine debris and prevent further littering of the sea.
The project is sponsored by CIP Eco-Innovation Programme which is being conducted by the European Agency for [...]