Draft UK law seeks to create Committee on Plastic Pollution

February 25, 2019

A draft UK law that would sets a legal framework for ending single-use plastic pollution by 2042 is set for its first reading in the House of Commons later today, having secured the backing of campaign groups and MPs from across the political spectrum. The Phase-out of Plastic Pollution Bill, proposes a ban on all …

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Scheme to tackle plastic pollution in Darlington

February 24, 2019

Plastic pollution is being tackled in Darlington thanks to a scheme allowing people to top up their refillable water bottles in businesses and community venues free of charge. Darlington Borough Council has confirmed details of refill stations at its premises to help reduce numbers of throwaway plastic bottles, after pledging its support to the scheme …

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Plastic pollution: San Francisco Bay cleanup focuses on roadway trash

February 22, 2019

As cities around the United States grapple with waterways choked by plastic, leaders in Northern California are taking aggressive action to keep garbage out of San Francisco Bay — by pressuring the state to clean up the roads. The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board last week issued a cease-and-desist order against the …

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The distraction of plastic pollution

February 22, 2019

By now, most of us have heard that the use of plastics is a big issue for the environment. Partly fuelled by the success of the BBC’s Blue Planet II series, people are more aware than ever before about the dangers to wildlife caused by plastic pollution—as well as the impact it can have on human health—with industries …

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Elastec Testing New 4 ft. Brute Bin

February 6, 2019

Elastec has been testing a new smaller version of its Brute Bin trash collection device. This 4 ft. model can be installed at storm drain outflows to capture plastic pollution, trash and debris before it makes its way into the waterways. Trash enters our waterways from roadside rubbish carried by wind and stormwater runoff into …

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