The cover of National Geographic Magazine last month, and the multiple alarms that have been ringing over the past two decades, is testament to the fact that we have a huge plastic problem that needs to be fixed.
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SNV, Netherlands Development Organisation, a not-for-profit international development organisation, has been longlisted for the Ashden Award for humanitarian energy. Ashden, a UK charity, has been supporting transformative climate solutions for 20 years. More than 800 organisations applied for the 2021 Ashden Awards, and SNV is one of just 38 to have made it to the longlisting stage.
Smurfit Kappa is investing in a series of upgrades to its flagship kraftliner mill in Piteå, Sweden.
Following widespread reduction of plastic straw use, a new initiative called Beat the Receipt has been launched by digital receipts and rewards platform Flux to raise awareness about the effect paper receipts can have on the environment.
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