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Crisps

A salty subject?

Crisps are more than just a guilty pleasure – their packaging is an environmental hazard. Rose Brooke – a crisp connoisseur – looks at why we can’t recycle crisp packets and what the most sustainable route is for them at end of life.

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Desert island bits

Revisiting the original Blue Planet series, it’s easy to see how much of a difference there is between the first and second series. EPPM Editor Rose Brooke considers Blue Planet in light of a recent study of plastic pollution in the Pitcairn Islands. more

17 Aug 2018 10:49 editor's blog

Guest post: What a load of opportunity

Vanden UK Managing Director David Wilson responds to EPPM’s piece on the impact of China’s plastic waste import ban ‘What a load of rubbish’, published on June 21st 2018. more

27 Jul 2018 10:00 guest blogs 1 Comments

A case for plastic drinking straws

Plastics straws are the new coffee cups – enemy number one for the environmental warrior and a new must-have for the sustainable sipper. EPPM Editor Rose Brooke looks at a compelling case in favour of keeping plastic straws, as they are vital tools f more

20 Jul 2018 15:44 editor's blog

Recyclable

Rose Brooke

‘Recyclable’ should always have meant ‘recyclable’

PRE and the Association of Plastic Recyclers have come together to ensure ‘recyclable’ means ‘recyclable’ in plastics, but EPPM Editor Rose Brooke questions why this definition even needs to be made, and for whose benefit? more

18 Jul 2018 16:27 editor's blog

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