Weekly News Round-up
Plastic waste: Runners face littering disqualification
The organisers of North Wales' largest running event, the Conwy Half Marathon, warned runners that they would be disqualified if they dropped litter during the race.
This year has been a great one for reducing the amount of litter at races with the London Marathon trialing the use of compostable cups and recycled plastic bottles and the Cardiff Half Marathon using 100% recycled plastic bottles, recycled paper for all print advertising and medals made from recycled zinc.
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Black plastic to be banned from supermarkets by Christmas
Tesco, Sainsbury's, Waitrose and Asda have all announced that they will stop using black plastic in their products by the end of the year.
Black plastic contains a carbon pigment that cannot be detected by recycling machines which means that each year, tens of thousands of tonnes of black plastic end up in landfill or being incinerated.
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Flexi-Hex wins best Plastic Production Re-Innovation at Plastic Free Awards
The Plastic Free Awards were set up to celebrate campaigners, community leaders, small businesses, charities, designers, entrepreneurs, sports clubs and schools, with a shared mission of stopping plastic pollution.
A massive congratulations to Sky Ocean Ventures investee, Flexi-Hex, for winning best Plastic Production Re-Innovation at last night's awards!