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One-third of UK supermarket plastic is not easily recyclable, analysis shows
Almost a third of plastic packaging used by UK supermarkets is either non-recyclable through standard collection schemes or difficult to recycle, according to a new analysis by a consumer group.
Which? is urging the government to introduce compulsory “clear and simple” recycling labelling on all plastic packaging as its new research reveals “huge inconsistencies” involving myriad different schemes and with some items not labelled at all.
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7 hours ago ·
Will the RSPO ever stop palm oil from causing deforestation? Its new draft standard suggests not
In a new draft of its certification requirements, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) will still not stop palm oil causing deforestation, despite claiming it will.
... despite the RSPO stating its new standard will cause ‘no deforestation’, it has created extensive loopholes. The RSPO has considerably adapted an agreed method on ‘no deforestation’ – the High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) – instead creating its own procedures and definitions to suit its own agenda.
By doing so, it still allows for some forests to be cleared, notably in areas that are highly forested.
Read our News Update in full at eia-international.org/will-rspo-ever-stop-palm-oil-causing-deforestation-new-draft-standard-sugge...
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13 hours ago ·
Evidence to CITES shows irresponsible lion bone trade drives consumer demand for big cat parts
This week, we have been taking part in the 70th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Animals Committee in Geneva, calling on the global community to end international trade in lion parts and products and presenting information to show how this trade endangers all big cats.
The body parts of captive-bred lions from South Africa can currently be exported legally out of the country. In recent years, most of these lion parts have gone to South-East Asia, where many enter illegal international trade and are eventually sold on to consumers as tiger.
... a supply of lion bone is not acting as a cheap substitute for tiger in consumer markets but is instead serving to increase perceived availability and acceptability of tiger products – and so drives demand for the world’s most endangered big cat species.
Read our News Update in full at eia-international.org/evidence-cites-shows-irresponsible-lion-bone-trade-drives-consumer-demand-b...
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1 day ago ·