Anglian Water and Severn Trent join UNFCCC’s Race to Zero

The water companies have become the first businesses to join the initiative under the Water UK umbrella

Yorkshire Water trials eco-friendly concrete tech

The new ceramic surface treatment, developed by advanced materials manufacturer Haydale, is designed to prevent concrete decay and prolong the life of assets

Veolia steps up wood waste recycling by 50,000 tonnes

The new Runcorn Wood Recycling Facility will allow around 80% of waste wood to be recycled into particle-board for use in a number of applications

Tesco ditches one billion pieces of plastic in 2020

The retail giant removed the plastic from a range of branded and own-label products

IBM to create data platform to track plastic waste and recovery globally

The platform aims to serve as a single source of data about plastic waste

Scottish Water to install £2m solar and battery storage facility

The project, which is expected to reduce energy costs at the wastewater treatment works by around 40%, supports the water company’s 2040 net zero goal

UK businesses ‘increased plastic recycling by 107,000 tonnes in 2019’

The amount of plastic packaging which was recycled increased from 44% in 2018 to 50% in 2019, according to a new WRAP report

Graphene-based biopolymer ‘could put an end to plastic packaging for good’

Biotech firm Toraphene has created an innovative new material it says is biodegradable, compostable and commercially-viable

Almost 88% of UK councils ‘don’t recycle eco-friendly polythene bags’

Out of 375 UK councils, the few local authorities that accept them are restricting the colours and material blends that could be recycled, according to a new study

Carlsberg invests in solar thermal desalination project in India

The facility, which is due to complete mid-2021, is predicted to create 20,000 litres of clean drinking water a day