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Plastic recycling news from the world of waste in June

It’s time for the next instalment of our news round-up blog series, bringing you the latest interesting developments from the plastic waste and recycling industry.

As Heinz moves towards producing fully recyclable Beanz snap pots, and a world famous festival bans single-use plastic water bottles, there’s a lot to catch up on in the world of waste! Find out more below…

Beanz Meanz Recycling: Heinz and Tesco unite in soft plastic recycling trial

In a bid to help tackle the UK's soft plastic recycling challenge, Heinz has announced its upcoming collaboration with UK supermarket giant, Tesco, as it introduces fully recyclable Snap Pots.

Using the soft plastics returned to store by customers, the pots will contain 39% recycled content following ongoing work with the food retailer and a team of specialists, with the trail set to begin in July.

Glastonbury Festival: Dedicated water supply aids plastic ban

The infamous Glastonbury festival banned single-use plastic bottles for this year’s event, instead asking ticket holders to consider bringing reusable ones instead.

The ban was first introduced for the 2019 event, which saved an estimated 1.7 million bottles from landfill. In order to supply the required three million litres of water a day to festival go-ers, work began back in March this year to install a new reservoir on-site.

US government to ban single-use plastic in national parks

Earlier this month, the Biden Administration announced its steps in phasing out single-use plastic products on US public land – including the network of national parks – to help cut pollution figures.

The sale of single-use products across US national parks – including wild refuges and public lands – will also soon grind to a halt, with a full ban predicted to be in place by 2032.

No more miniatures: Unilever helps Holiday Inn owner cut single-use plastic

As part of a new partnership, full sized Dove products will soon be available to guests across all IHG Hotels and Resorts, as the consumer goods organisation, Unilever, joins forces with the hotel group to help target the plastic waste crisis.

Switching to full-sized products, is estimated to save 850 tonnes of plastic annually, in the American regions alone. IHG is the first global hotel company to revert from plastic miniatures, with a pledge to remove all single-use plastic products during all guest stays by 2030.

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