More than 75% of Scots believe people would understand how to use a deposit return scheme based on a variable fee, according to a survey.
Waitrose is moving to multicoloured recycled trays for its ready meals as it bids to eliminate its use of unrecyclable black plastic by the end of the year.
Charging householders to legally dump their rubbish could trigger a rise in the illegal practice of fly-tipping, environmental campaigners have warned.
Surfers and sunbathers have been enjoying balmy conditions on the UK’s coasts but the dry weather is expected to make way for thundery showers by the weekend.
The UK must play a leading role in tackling climate change and damage to the environment despite the focus on Brexit, Michael Gove has said.
The secretive smooth snake is to get a helping hand with a project to monitor, record and protect the UK’s rarest reptile and its home, it has been announced.
Electricity produced by wind turbines north of the border could power every home in Scotland and reach the North of England, according to new figures.
A Labour government will disclose for the first time the “true impact” on the climate of Britain’s carbon emissions, Jeremy Corbyn is to warn.
Environmental campaigners have warned a move to open up new areas of the North Sea for exploration by oil and gas firms is “dangerous”.
Britons could spend more than £2.7 billion this year on tens of millions of summer outfits they will wear only once, a survey suggests.
Conservationists are celebrating after an active barn owl nest was discovered in Co Down.
Water company efforts to protect the environment are “simply unacceptable”, the Environment Agency has said.
A fish and chip restaurant has closed its doors after deciding “there’s not plenty more fish in the sea”.
A university student has created a series of photos to highlight plastic pollution and unsustainable fashion.
A pair of beavers introduced to a forest in North Yorkshire in a “revolutionary” trial to combat flooding have become parents.
Air pollution could shorten a child’s life by up to seven months, a study on one of the largest UK cities has suggested.
Alaskans who are more used to wearing jackets in the summer have swapped them for sunscreen and parasols amid a prolonged heatwave.
Jaguar Land Rover has announced it is to build a range of electric cars at its Castle Bromwich plant in the UK as concern over emissions has sparked a growth in popularity for alternatively-fuelled vehicles (AFVs) in recent years.
The world’s first football kit made from bamboo has been unveiled by a Gloucestershire sports club.
The National Trust has announced an end to any investment in fossil fuel companies, as part of efforts to protect the natural environment.