Blog - Plastics

World Refill Day – Changing single-use behaviours

The campaign aims to make refilling a water bottle as easy as buying a single-use plastic bottle by creating a network of refill stations across the world in cafes, bars and anywhere with a tap and clean drinking water.

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Plastics campaigns that work

These were the principles we observed by looking at the The Big Plastic Count’ website and video.

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Overcoming our Brain: The Psychology behind a Plastics Challenge

If you have ever started a diet, or told yourself you are never eating sugar or chocolate again, you will know how tough it can be and how all you think about is the forbidden items.This can be the same, if you try to make changes to your lifestyle for the environment, like going vegan or plastic-free. In this blog, we will unpack the psychological factors at work and how undertaking a month challenge like […]

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Littering: Why this sign won’t improve littering

From a behavioural psychology perspective here are three reasons why this sign simply acknolwedges the reason people litters rather than trying to change them.

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Is Plant-based PPE the vaccine to  COVID-19 litter?

With the increase in PPE usage around the world, latex gloves and single-use masks are now the latest form of plastic littering. So we investigate if plastic-free or plant-based PPE is the solution to plastic pollution, and what questions you should ask when you see a new product on the market.   PPE litter is being reported everywhere as individuals discard after shopping trips or masks fly on the wind, and with concern about their […]

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Are Bioplastics a Load of Waffle?

If you are wondering if compostable or bio plastics are the right thing for your business, or if you should accept them at the lunchtime takeaway counter then read on! As the world seeks to get a handle on plastic pollution and the issues of our single-use throwaway culture, compostable and bioplastics are being presented as the solution to plastic pollution. And with terms like bio or compostable, which we all understand to be as […]

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13 Facts you Might not Know About Plastics

It seems to be in the news all the time – plastic in the oceans, in the food chain and now falling in the snow in the arctic. As this becomes a topic on everyone’s lips here are some facts that you might not know about plastic. You can share these around the office while you fill up in your water bottle or reusable glass! 1. Plastic is made from oil and the organisations linked […]

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Plastic-free tipples

Planning a work party and wondering what to drink? Or perhaps climate breakdown has got too much and you need something to take the edge off it! If you feel like having a drink without having an ethical shopping crisis then check out these brands who have developed plastic-free packaging and reducing the environmental impacts of their products.   ​Read to the bottom for our tips on choosing the office party booze. Cheers!    Mermaid […]

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Plastic Reduction Tips for Procurement Teams

If you work in procurement and your business is looking to reduce plastics, it may fall on you to take action. So here are some tips on tackling plastics in the supply chain. Audit your supply chain for single-use plastic packaging and quantify the amountsIdentify what comes in single-use packaging. Establish the weights of the packaging and the quantities bought over a year- you can do this by asking your suppliers who will have it […]

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