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Tesco to help Plymouth households recycle soft plastic

Tesco to help Plymouth households recycle soft plastic

Shoppers across Plymouth will now be able to recycle cling film, crisp packets and salad bags at their local Tesco store as the supermarket rolls out the biggest network of soft plastic collection points in the UK.

Tesco is putting the collection points at all of its Extra and Superstores across the South West, with the Plymouth Metro, Plymouth Roborough and Plymouth Transit Way...

Setting higher standards in zoo retail

Local zoos are setting high environmental and ethical standards for their suppliers to ensure the quality of products in their shops. Questionnaires were sent to some 70 different suppliers asking about the environmental, ethical and recycling components of their businesses. The initiative was launched by South West Zoo Enterprises, the retail arm of Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts, Torquay’s...

Living Coasts’ global plastics pledge

Torquay’s Living Coasts is part of a new global movement to raise awareness about plastic pollution. The coalition goes under the banner of "World aquariums #ReadyToChange to #BeatPlasticPollution". The aim is to set a good example over the use of plastics and to encourage changes in behaviour. Living Coasts was the first aquarium in the UK to sign up and is one of seven in this...

Children can lead a sea change in marine pollution crisis

An international expert in marine debris says that school children will be a driving force in bringing about a sea change in attitude towards marine pollution, which has reached crisis proportions across the globe in the past decade.

Plymouth University professor, Richard Thompson, who is working on UN and EU projects to find solutions to ocean debris, believes children have a major...