Supermarket giant Tesco has pledged to scrap shrink-wrapped multipacks across all its own-brand and branded tinned food in a move that will remove 350 million tonnes of plastic a year.
Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to more than a dozen countries as Kuala Lumpur said it will not become the world’s rubbish bin.
Asda is launching a new “sustainability store” where shoppers will be able to fill containers with own-brand products as well as Kellogg’s cereals and PG Tips tea.
Supermarkets’ use of single-use plastic has risen to more than 900,000 tonnes, despite retailers making public commitments to cut down on their packaging, according to a report by Greenpeace and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).
Just Eat takeaway customers have started receiving sauces in seaweed sachets in a trial designed to cut single-use plastic waste.
Tesco is to remove one billion pieces of plastic from products by the end of 2020 as it seeks to reduce its environmental impact, the UK’s biggest retailer has announced.
Media company Sky is putting more than £1.5 million into a “modernised milkman” service in its biggest investment yet to help cut single-use packaging harming the oceans.
Pixie Lott has traded performing on stage to become a member of the BBC Watchdog Live team as a guest reporter.
Hungry green turtles are being fooled by plastic that looks like their natural diet, new research suggests.
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.
Dougie Poynter has ditched bottled shampoo in a bid to be more environmentally friendly.
Royal Ballet soloist Fernando Montano dances under water surrounded by plastic to highlight the pollution of the world’s oceans.
Single-use plastic drinks bottles will be barred from sale at Glastonbury Festival for the first time this year.
Samsung has announced it is to begin replacing plastic packaging materials with “environmentally sustainable elements”.
A study of human poo from around the world has found evidence of microscopic plastic particles swallowed in food.
Fossilised plastic preserved in rocks will remain as a stark reminder of our polluting age for millions of years to come, an expert has said.
Discarded plastic could be used as fuel for cars following a scientific breakthrough.
A study of the words used by children in their own stories has revealed a preoccupation with plastic and computer games.
A line of silicone kitchenware that could reduce plastic use has smashed its fundraising goal on Kickstarter.
A social enterprise has come up with a solution to reduce plastic waste: bottles made from paper.