This consultation proposes the introduction of market restrictions – effectively a ban – on the most commonly littered single-use plastic items found on European beaches. It represents an important next step in our efforts to tackle our plastic problem, allowing us to maintain pace with the environmental standards of our European partners while re-affirming Scotland’s position as a world-leader in the circular economy.
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Most plastics degrade when they’re recycled. But scientists have developed a new kind of plastic, called PBTL, that retains its strength no matter how many times it’s broken down and remolded.
Europe is full of broken-down equipment. With more than 12 million tons per year — the equivalent of 30,000 jumbo jets — Europe ranks second only behind Asia in terms of e-waste. The European Commission wants to implement a new ecodesign directive at the EU level to help ensure home appliances…
Vilnius’ abundance of nature, old forests and picturesque hills make it one of the greenest capitals in Europe. But Vilnius is also going greener and becoming more sustainable, making it easier to preserve the environment and leave a smaller footprint. Even if you don’t think about it every day, the smallest of actions can make a difference. Try buying fresh produce from local farmers, shopping at bulk stores, raising your kids in an eco-friendly way, making friends with like-minded people, exchanging various household items and participating in clean-ups. To make it even easier, check out this list of great sustainable stores and environmental events in Vilnius.