John Lewis to buy back used clothes from customers to cut fashion waste

Retailer John Lewis is to buy back worn and unwanted clothing from its customers in the hope it will reduce the 300,000 tonnes of...

McDonald’s to replace plastic straws with paper straws in the UK and Ireland

Fast food chain McDonald’s has announced that by 2019 it will be phasing out plastic straws in favour of paper alternatives in all 1,361...

Lush open first packaging-free shop

Cosmetics retailer Lush has opened its first packaging-free shop in Milan to raise awareness of the impacts plastics has on marine life.   Currently over 40% over the...

Highland Spring to introduce the UK’s first 100% recycled bottle

Scottish drinks company Highland Spring has said that it will be the first UK water brand to introduce a 100% recycled bottle in a...

IKEA aims to design products using only renewable and recyclable materials

Retailer IKEA has announced new sustainable living commitments by 2030 in the hope it will make it easier for consumers to reduce their climate impact.   These commitments...

Quorn to start eliminating black plastic packaging from its supply chain

Food brand Quorn has said that it will eliminate more than 297 tonnes of black plastic packaging from its supply chain by the end...

Plastic cutlery and cups to be banned by Network Rail

Network Rail has announced plans to ban retailers from supplying plastic cutlery and cups in managed stations by the end of 2020.  The Rail company...

Study finds that a 25p latte levy could cost the economy £819m

New research from Ecuity has claimed that a 25p levy on recyclable paper cups could cost the economy £819m and 11,000 jobs in the coffee retail sector.  This study is on...

Tesco announcement of removal of hard to recycle plastics is the way forward, say...

Vanden Recycling has welcomed Tesco’s announcement that it has notified its suppliers that it will remove hard to recycle materials from its products sold...

The Recycling Association welcomes Tesco’s initiatives to make recycling simpler

The Recycling Association has welcomed Tesco’s plans to help make recycling simpler by creating a closed-loop system across its UK operations. These steps include:  ...
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