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NEWS FROM MOLD PLASTIC REDUCTION

Below are news items about single use plastic and how to use less of it, plus posts on wider environmental concerns and about the MPR group and its activities. If you’re not already doing so, you can also keep in touch with what’s going on via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter!

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IS YOUR SUNSCREEN PLASTIC FREE?

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Surprisingly, the answer is almost certainly “no”. That’s because the majority of sunscreens – and certainly the more affordable brands – contain tiny grains of microplastic. If you thought that …

PLASTIC FREE JULY

Plastic free bathroom items
A reminder that it’s #PlasticFreeJuly and we’re all being encouraged to reduce our use of single-use plastic. Whether at home, work, school or out-and-about, there are lots of ways to …

RIGHT TO REPAIR

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The much-anticipated ‘right to repair’ law entered into force in England, Scotland and Wales on 1 July. Published as UK Statutory Instrument 2021/745 and formally entitled The Ecodesign for Energy-Related …

RECYCLING SOFT PLASTIC

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Crisp packets, bread bags, confectionery wrappers and other soft plastics can now be recycled at some 1,500 Co-op stores across the UK. With plans to extend the recycling units to …

PANDEMIC PLASTIC PROBLEM

Discarded single use face mask lying on grass
The sharp rise in demand for disposable masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment (PPE) during the Covid pandemic has had a negative impact on the fight against plastic pollution. …

LEGO MAKES RECYCLED BRICKS

Colourful LEGO bricks
Danish toy giant LEGO has successfully used plastic from discarded bottles to make a prototype brick. On average, a one-litre plastic bottle can provide enough material for 10 4×2 LEGO …

REFILL A HIT AT MOLD MARKET

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There were positive responses galore when members of Mold Plastic Reduction fronted a stall on Mold Market to celebrate World Refill Day. A number of local business owners expressed an …

PLASTIC BOTTLES GET TASTY

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A new chemical process is being used to convert old plastic bottles into vanilla flavouring. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh believe the breakthrough will help waste plastic become a …

MOLD AWARD MAKES HISTORY

Sam Hubbard accepting the Cittaslow Chiocciola Orange 2021 Award.
Mold made history on 12 June when its Naked Takeaway scheme won the prestigious Cittaslow Chiocciola Orange 2021 Award. Entered into the environmental category, the Naked Takeaway reusable food containers …

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