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    100% fossil-free recyclable polymer - Avantium reaches key commercial milestone for its FDCA flagship plant with commitments for >50% of its output

    Avantium N.V., a leading technology company in renewable chemistry, announces that it has signed a conditional offtake agreement with Resilux, an international rigid plastic packaging supplier, for the supply of PEF resin from the planned Avantium FDCA flagship plant.

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    Cleanology switches to electric fleet in its latest sustainability drive

    Following a deal signed with Nissan last autumn, London-based cleaning and FM firm Cleanology has now taken delivery of its brand new all-electric London fleet.

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    Lanes Group shortlisted for three Water Industry Awards

    Water utility and drainage specialist Lanes Group plc has been shortlisted for three prestigious Water Industry Awards 2021.

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    Strategic Business Development Director - BeadaMoss®

    Climate17 are pleased to announce our partnership with BeadaMoss®, a specialist company who propagate sphagnum moss in a unique sustainable way, for peatland restoration and associated climate change mitigation.

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Pollution

To mark Earth Day the Ocean Legacy Foundation have launched EPIC Academy - a free online educational platform providing communities with knowledge regarding ocean plastic pollution, cleanup efforts, and solutions for creating plastic-free environments.

Highways England has launched a study into whether surface water which runs off roads affects the level of microplastics in the environment.

The concept design for a vessel and recovery system to remove surface plastic flotsam from rivers in South East Asia has been completed by Longitude Engineering, a marine industry specialist and member company of the LOC Group.

COVID-19 has devastated lives and communities and will have a horrendous impact on the economy, but it has also revealed some environmental truths that we as humans may not want to hear. Lockdown is showing us that our lifestyles, in the main our reliance on motorised methods of transportation, have an insidious and detrimental impact on our environment and ultimately our health... Rob Lillywhite, from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick reviews the impacts of covid-19 and the environment, from transport, noise pollution and aerial pollutants.

Research presented at the Plastic Health Summit in Amsterdam will reveal immune cells that recognise and attack microplastics will die quickly as a result of the contact.

A charity, Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC), who campaign to reverse the effects of industrialisation on the UK's rivers has commented on Ofwat imposing the biggest fine ever on a water company for "significant breaches of its licence conditions and its statutory duties." They write....

A community-focussed project aimed at encouraging parents and children to walk to school in Nottinghamshire has seen a commercial company of air quality experts join forces with a not-for-profit organisation.

Each time an item of clothing is washed up to 700,000 microscopic fibres make their way into our oceans, where they are swallowed by sea life and become incorporated into the food chain, potentially ending up on our plates, according to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

The average fine per prosecution brought by the Environment Agency against companies has increased six-fold in the last five years, according to research from global law firm Clyde & Co, but the amount of prosecutions has decreased in the same period.

Microplastics were present in all of 188 mussel samples in the River Ouse, a new study by a University of Brighton student has found.

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