Tesco to ban brands that use excessive plastic packaging

The supermarket will remove all non-recyclable and hard to recycle materials from its own products

Plastic ban
Ban on plastic straws and cotton buds in England from April 2020

The government said it received ‘overwhelming public support’ for the move

EU Council adopts ban on single-use plastic products

The formal adoption of the new rules is the final step in the procedure

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EU backs 2021 ban on single-use plastics

The new measures are expected to save €22 billion in environmental damages by 2030

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Ofgem threatens Avro Energy with new customers ban

The supplier has failed to become a Data Communications Company user to help drive the installation of next generation SMETS2 smart meters

Glastonbury Festival says no to selling plastic bottles

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Glastonbury Festival bans single-use plastic bottle sales

Those attending the music festival are being encouraged to bring reusable bottles

Energy firm Solarplicity banned from taking on new customers

The ban will remain in place for three months, which could be extended if the company fails to make improvements

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Ofgem bans Economy Energy for poor customer service

The firm will not be able to take on new customers until a number of issues have been resolved

EU Parliament backs ban on single-use plastics

The throwaway plastics to be banned from 2021 include straws, cutlery, plates, balloon sticks and cotton buds