Aldi

Aldi to trial paper or compostable bags in all stores to reduce its plastic...

Retailer Aldi has announced that it is launching a trial of paper or compostable carrier bags in all of its 830 UK stores to reduce...

Gatwick Airport introduces ‘world’s first’ reusable cup trial

Hubbub and Starbucks have joined forced to help Gatwick Airport launch the ‘world’s first ever’ cup reuse trial to help tackle single-use plastic...

Sainsbury’s to remove plastic bags for loose fruit and vegetables

Retailer Sainsbury’s has announced that it plans to cut a further 1,284 tonnes of plastic this year, including removing 489 tonnes of plastic bags,...

Research finds that 14 million items of plastic ends up in or around UK...

New research from the Canal and River Trust has found that plastics currently account for 59% of waste found along canals, and...
plastic bottle

Scottish DRS will cut 160,000 tonnes from Scotland’s carbon footprint

According to Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS), a Scottish deposit return scheme will cut 160,000 tonnes from Scotland’s carbon footprint annually, helping to...

Waitrose to test refillable zones and frozen pick and mix areas to reduce unnecessary...

Waitrose & Partners is exploring refillable zones, a frozen ‘pick and mix’ and a borrow-a-box scheme as part of a unique test...

Exports of recycled materials have a place in global economy, says TRA

The Recycling Association has said that exports of recycled materials have their place in part of a global economy, but these need to...
recycling

Waste firms partner to prevent local recycling monopolies

A group of six independent waste management firms have joined forces in a bid to try and prevent the proposal of local...

Green dot and mobius symbols cause recycling confusion, finds study

A new study from RECOUP, Plastics Europe and Marks and Spencer has found that the green dot and mobius symbols add to...

Waitrose launch “world’s first” home compostable ready meal packaging

Retailer Waitrose & Partners has announced that it is launching the “world’s first” home compostable ready meal packaging, as it removes nearly nine...
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