Why Now Is The Time To Reduce Your Business’ Carbon Footprint

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Why you should reduce your business carbon footprint now An estimated 5% of plastic packaging is recycled globally, compared to 40% deposited in landfills. The environment is at breaking point. Find out how to reduce your business carbon footprint. As the UK’s leading independent supplier of polythene, we’re concerned by how businesses worldwide are consuming plastics. […]

Plastic Waste: What Are The Hazards?

Should all plastic waste be officially labelled as hazardous? This is the question being asked by experts all over the world, as the over-reliance on plastics continues to impact the environment. The classification of plastic waste as hazardous would allow the authorities to invest more of their budget to tackle the piles washing up on […]

Infographic: Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the UK

This infographic will look in detail at some of the statistical insights into greenhouse gas emissions in the UK over the past few years. At Polythene UK, we’re looking to make a positive difference to the environment, and understanding Britain’s role in reducing emissions is essential to achieving this. 82% or total UK greenhouse gas […]

A Threat To Nature: Polythene Bags

Plastic waste is becoming an increasing problem in all parts of the environment, and plastic bags can be a special hazard to marine wildlife. Over 100,000 seals, turtles, and whales die every year from eating or being strangled by plastic bags, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature. Damage to wildlife A recent Netherlands […]

The Rise of Eco-Friendly Schools in the UK

Improving The Environment From Youth Onwards UK schools are emitting more than 9.4 million tonnes of CO2 every year and concerned teachers, administrators, parents and students want positive environmental change. Environmental organisations large and small see opportunities to make a difference with today’s students. From University to elementary schools, students are getting organised to fight […]

A History of Sugarcane

A History of Sugarcane Sugarcane is described as, “any of several species of tall perennial true grasses of the genus Saccharum, tribe Andropogoneae, native to the warm temperature to the tropical regions of South Asia, and used for sugar production.” This is an accurate description but a look at man’s relationship with sugarcane indicates how […]

Why is Sugar Cane So Sustainable?

The use of sugar cane as a sustainable product for clean, renewable energy and for reducing the environmental impact on plastics pushes global demand to new heights each year. Sugar cane is an ideal solution to reducing carbon emissions because it consumes more carbon than is emitted during processing. This creates at the very the […]

The Top 5 Coolest Eco-Friendly Gadgets

Amazing Gadgets with an Environmental Benefit Gadgets are loved by everyone, but these clever little tools make life greener as well as simpler. With the pure intent to reduce wastage, whether it’s electronic or materialistic, these smart gadgets help lead our planet to a greener and more eco-friendly future. 1. Asus EcoBook The Asus EcoBook […]

10 Best Environment Saving Inventions

At Polythene UK we love new sustainable technology and eco-friendly projects. The inventions and developments that are being made across the world are awe-inspiring and motivational. Here are some of our favourite environment saving inventions that remind us why it’s important to remain eco-friendly. Moss Carpet Bathmat Designed by La Chanh Nguyen the living bath […]

Biodegradable Carbon-Neutral Bags

The present and the future: Compostable, carbon-neutral carrier bags We have seen in recent years an increased awareness of the impact of plastic bags on the environment in the UK. With Wales and Northern Ireland having brought in a new law to combat plastic bag wastage, there is a clear increase in the popularity of […]