Each Friday we provide you with the essential plastic news from the week. This week, we're pleased to be bringing you the latest updates from across the globe. Plus announcing this week's #PassOnPlastic hero!

A huge congratulations to this week's #PassOnPlastic Hero Oceans Festival!

This non-profit festival provides a platform for people to participate in ocean conservation. Taking place on 14th September in Bristol expect guest speakers, workshops and more! Get your tickets here.

1. Football fans back calls to give single-use plastic a red card

A study has found that 84% of football fans agree that Premier League clubs should use reusable or returnable cups in their stadiums.

Earlier this year we trialled reusable cups with the support of Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham and Fulham. Read more about our trial here.

For more information click here.

2. Asda pilots plastic-free innovation in fight against food waste

Could a new food packaging help supermarket chains #PassOnPlastic? Apeel Sciences believe so. After creating a new material made from plant-based proteins, cellulose and water, Asda will be trialling their innovation with the hopes to reduce the need for plastic food packaging and avoid increased food waste.

The new material can be sprayed onto food products, creating an extra layer to protect the food and delay it spoiling.It has been found that it can double or triple the shelf life of a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Click here to read the full story.

3. Young leaders against plastic pollution

The Government have just announced an extension of the global Scout and Girl guides badge, enabling more young people around the world to do more to #PassOnPlastic.

The award will encourage action to be taken to reduce plastic waste and generate a community of young leaders. 

For more information click here