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New Keep Swindon Tidy poster
Entry from Keith Vaz!
New Keep Swindon Tidy poster
Entry from Eeha Hareesh!
New article by us
No to waste incineration!
When waste ends up in a cement kiln
Keep Swindon Tidy Day write up
A positive start to 2021
0% of rivers, lakes and estuaries meet legal water quality standards due to chemical pollution
The first Keep Swindon Tidy Day!
Write-up to follow shortly
Upstream report: microplastics in UK rivers
Cellophane: disposal know how
Mismanaged waste kills up to a million people a year globally
Amazon must stop flooding our oceans with plastic waste
Global treaty to tackle plastic pollution gains steam without US and UK
New study shows that plastic bottles can release millions of microparticles per day
Food packaging forum launches new chemical database
Keep Swindon Tidy Day 2021
Response to SBC's carbon reduction strategy
PFAS Free: Guide to PFAS chemicals (used in food and drink packaging)
Ask your MP to take action on PFAS pollution
Swindon Borough Council's draft carbon reduction strategy
Swindon Borough Council's waste strategy
Corn plastic to the rescue? Is biodegradable packaging the answer to our throw away culture?
Government section update
Urgent action to contact MPs
Info on the Plastic Pollution Bill updated
Anger as huge ‘incinerator’ gets go ahead for Swindon after developer’s appeal
Second reading of the Plastic Pollution Bill announced for January 29th 2021
Zero Waste EU report: Air pollution from waste disposal; not for public breath
UKWIN report: 'Moving away from incineration towards a circular economy'
New Keep Swindon Tidy posters
Entries from Beechcroft Infants' School in Stratton!
53 million discarded Covid face masks in UK 'could be polluting the sea'
The single misuse problem: it’s not just about plastic
Food To Go, Good To Go? A report by City to Sea into the use and management of single-use food and drink packaging
Increase in burning of plastic 'driving up emissions from waste disposal'
Campaigners Tell Kenyan Government 'Don't Backslide on Plastics' in US Trade Deal
700 marine species threatened by plastic pollution
Health experts call for reusable PPE to protect people and planet
DEFRA reaffirms commitment to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation by 2023
Formal 2nd stage consultations on the UK government's Resources and Waste Strategy planned for early 2021
Film section update
Fracking Hell: The Untold Story
Resources section update
Section reorganised and
DIY litter picks added
Throwing away the future: How companies still have it wrong on plastic pollution
We can't solve the plastics crisis with other disposables.
Global electronic waste up 21% in 5 years.
Plastic free periods: Better for your body and the planet
'New calls made to throw out controversial Westbury waste incinerator scheme'
Film section update
'Coca Cola's Plastic Secrets'
The Zero Waste Masterplan
EXPOSED: The Plastic Polluters Talking Trash
New zero waste shop, The Pantry, opens in Royal Wootton Bassett
The Pantry, new zero waste shop in Wootton Bassett
Plastic incineration factsheet
Talking Trash: Report on industry tactics to inhibit legislation on plastic pollution over decades.
Fracking: the facts
Ten steps to zero waste
How quest for zero waste community means sorting the rubbish 34 ways
New 'Articles By Us' section
Two new articles launch this section and are added to the library:
Trade deal concerns
Ending support for Facebook
About section updated
Personal information statement.
Toxic bacteria found on microplastics retrieved from tropical waters
Report: 'Plastic pollution in soil'
Microplastic pollution is raining down on city dwellers
Cigarette butts are toxic plastic pollution. Should they be banned?
'The EU’s health department is blocking the biggest leap forward in chemical safety laws in a decade'
Plastic straw ban comes into force in England
New British standard for biodegradable plastic introduced
Major expansion of Refill: A new app with more ways to reduce plastic.
New appearance and functionality for the timeline and navigation menu.
''Lunch on the go' generating 10.7 billion items of packaging waste annually'
'Plastic Rivers Report' by Earthwatch
City to Sea wins award for Refill campaign
'Oil Industry’s Shift to Plastics in Question as Report Warns $400 Billion in Stranded Assets Possible'
'Plastic waste as a feedstock for solar-driven H2 generation'
Keep Britain Tidy's partnership with Coca Cola
'How Coca Cola Undermines Plastic Recycling Efforts'
'New parliamentary report calls on the government to support sustainable fashion'
'Big plastic polluters accused of ‘hypocrisy’ over pledges to reduce waste while lobbying to block reforms'
The decline of chemical regulation in the UK post-Brexit
'Five key priciples for regulation of chemicals in food contact materials'
'How the chemical lobby blocked action on hormone disrupting chemicals (2015)'
'How Big Oil misled the public into believing that plastic would be recycled'
'EU set to make microplastic problem worse'
'A Declaration of Concern and Call to Action: Regarding Plastics, Packaging, and Human Health.'
'Plastic pollution in Atlantic at least 10 times worse than thought'
'Microplastic particles now discoverable in human organs'
Campaign aims updated
This will affect the work that we get involved in.
Keep Swindon Tidy poster making
Changing the culture of littering one step at a time. Get involved!
Story of Plastic community screenings
We are providing free screenings of this excellent film.
'Residents fight back as 'Cancer Alley' is getting more toxic.'
'How damaging is breathing in microplastics?'
Summer of Refills
Refill's new campaign to get reusables back on the menu.
'COVID-19 challenging Extended Producer Responsibility and single-use legislation.'
'Advice on refilling during COVID'
'Advice on using reusables during COVID'
Armchair activism extended
This activity is proving helpful for our work in a number of ways.
'100 leading scientists confirm that reuse can be done safely.'
'Contactless coffee: A safe way to refill.'
'Cardiff cafes unite to support #ContactlessCoffee'
Take action, update
Reuse: Second hand section.
'Cigarette butts are the forgotten plastic pollution'
'We use plastic dog poo bags because of pathogens passed on in dog food. The root of the problem is the mistreatment of animals.'
'The environmental dangers of employing single-use face masks as part of a COVID-19 exit strategy'
'Brain damage in fish affected by plastic nanoparticles'
Take action update
Reuse: Wiltshire Real Nappy Network
The library is now fully functional.
'The lie behind plastic pollution is that we're responsible.'
Plastic Free Swindon is 2 years old! We are pleased to bring you this website full of resources and information.
Story of Plastic
Online film screening.
Plastic Free July
Take the challenge, get involved in local actions.