Has a new front opened up in the war on packaging waste?

James Murray
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Has a new front opened up in the war on packaging waste?

The EU has unveiled sweeping new plans that could crack down on everything from mini shampoo bottles and disposable coffee cups to excess packaging and virgin plastics

After several years of pandemic-induced stalemate, could a major new front in the war on plastic waste be about to open up? Several years ago, triggered in large part by David Attenborough's Blue Planet...

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