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23 02 2020 | 15:52

Your recycled plastic might be ending up in a landfill.Here's why.

Recycling facilities in the US can't process most of the plastics. You’re trying to do the right thing by throwing away that plastic container into the recycling bin. It even had a label that said…

20 02 2020 | 07:27

Britvic banks on sustainability with £400m loan facility linked to green goals.

Interest on the loan is dependent on Britvic driving progress towards its green goals to cut plastics and emissions by 2025 Soft drinks manufacturer Britvic has become the latest corporate to sign…

20 02 2020 | 06:33

P&G to ramp up recycled plastic in its packaging with five-year Viridor deal.

Agreement will see recycling firm Viridor supply consumer goods giant with recycled plastic for use in its packaging Proctor & Gamble has signed a five-year plastic supply contract with UK…

03 02 2020 | 11:55

Colgate unveils bamboo toothbrush to tackle plastic waste.

Colgate has unveiled their first eco-friendly toothbrush made from bamboo. The toothbrush is made from 100% biodegradable sustainably grown bamboo. The handle has been coated with beeswax to…

25 01 2020 | 08:47

China to phase out single-use plastics.

China, one of the world’s biggest plastic producers, has unveiled a new plan to phase out single-use plastics. China has released a statement announcing they will be implementing a series of…

21 01 2020 | 07:28

Asda joins forces with big brands to launch first sustainability trial store.

Asda has announced plans to trial a new sustainable store in Leeds to tackle plastic pollution. Asda has joined forces with some of the UK’s best-known brands to launch its first ‘test and learn’…

09 01 2020 | 09:12

Co-op commits to 100% recyclable packaging for own brand products.

The Co-op has announced a new commitment to only use 100% recyclable packaging for its own brand products. The Co-op has banned black plastic packaging from all its products and by the summer of…

06 01 2020 | 10:38

The plastic polluters won 2019 – and we're running out of time to stop them

Further steps have been taken to clean up beaches and seas in 2019 – but much more needs to be done

20 12 2019 | 09:54

That lovely Christmas snow? It probably has microplastics in it.

From the waters of Antarctica to the food we eat, microplastics are all over the place, with scientists still trying to understand the consequences they have for the environment and our health.…

30 11 2019 | 10:20

Glasgow commits to being free of ‘unnecessary’ plastics by 2030.

Glasgow has announced that they aim to be plastic free by 2030. A new strategy by the Glasgow council has targeted the city to be free of unnecessary plastic by the year 2030 and phase out all…

30 11 2019 | 10:15

Supermarket plastic rises to over 900,000 tonnes a year.

The Environment Investigation Agency has released a report revealing that supermarkets are continuing to churn out a large amount of plastic a year. Despite commitments to cut down on plastic…

15 11 2019 | 10:02

Eurostar announces first plastic-free train.

For its 25th anniversary, Eurostar have announced they will be running their first plastic-free train. As a mark of its commitment to eco-responsible travel, Eurostar is today running its first ever…

13 11 2019 | 09:15

Supermarkets in Asia are Now Using Banana Leaves Instead of Plastic Packaging.

Supermarkets in Vietnam have adopted an initiative from Thailand that makes use of banana leaves instead of plastic as a packaging alternative.

09 11 2019 | 08:47

Kenya Pollution: President Kenyatta vows plastic ban by 2020.

Nairobi is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world and the landfill is expanding faster than the city itself Two years ago, Kenya banned plastic carrier bags. But with pollution getting…

08 11 2019 | 09:21

Heineken removes plastic multi-pack rings.

Brewery giant Heineken joins other drinks manufacturers to reduce its plastic packaging by switching to cardboard. Heineken has assured its customers that their new cardboard rings are as sturdy as…

14 10 2019 | 09:34

Breathing new life into renewable energy.

Green technology has come a long way. The next challenge for the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory is to develop ways to recycle the recycling infrastructure. The clean energy sector faces a…

11 10 2019 | 14:49

The women taking the plastic out of periods.

Sanitary products litter Europe’s beaches, and 200,000 tonnes a year end up in UK landfill. Meet the people fighting for ‘environmenstrual’ alternatives. Ella Daish has lost count of how many tampon…

11 10 2019 | 14:38

Ocean cleanup device successfully collects plastic for first time.

Floating boom finally retains debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, creator says. A huge floating device designed by Dutch scientists to clean up an island of rubbish in the Pacific Ocean…

06 10 2019 | 17:49

In-flight meal trays designed to reduce airline waste.

A British design firm has created plastic-free, partially edible meal trays in an effort to reduce airline waste and encourage businesses and travellers to address their consumption habits.

01 10 2019 | 10:33

Plastic Pollution Continues in Lake Malawi Despite Ban.

MANGOCHI, MALAWI - Plastic bags continue to pollute Lake Malawi, despite a government ban on their use. Conservationists say the plastic is a threat to about 1,000 fish species found in the Africa's…