Lost in the reeds? Why winning the plastic war is much harder than it looks

Lost in the reeds? Why winning the plastic war is much harder than it looks

Firms are under pressure to tackle the scourge of plastic waste, but are their new strategies credible and could they prove counterproductive?

Madeleine Cuff
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If you're caught drinking from a disposable plastic bottle at one school in Brighton, you'll be treated the same as a smoker caught behind the bike sheds. That's the promise of Richard Cairns, the headmaster...

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