Tighter laws to stop ‘bin criminals’

Waste crime cost England £924m three years ago and the government is stepping up action

Renewable materials and energy – the answer to net zero plastics?

A new report suggests zero-emission plastics are a possibility and the only thing halting progress ‘is the will’

Chemical waste: the dark side of hairdressers?

If businesses dispose of chemicals in their sinks they would incur heavy fines – but are hairdressers an exception to the rule?

TotalEnergies and Plastic Energy join for advanced recycling plant

The Spanish plant will recycle 33,000 tonnes of end-of-life plastic each year

Global sustainability rating success for largest water retailer

Water Plus is now ranked in the top 30% of companies across the world for its approach around Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), after it successfully increased its rating

CMA investigates Veolia/Suez merger

It believes the merger could create a loss of competition and hike in costs for waste management services

East Suffolk Council asks residents to cut down Christmas waste

It has ensured recycling collections are continued throughout the festive period and made clear what can be recycled to stop Christmas leading to heavy plastic and paper waste

Aldi pays back customers for recycled plastic bottles

Customers are able to return plastic or glass bottles and aluminium cans in exchange for vouchers worth up to £5

Wet wipes clog up the River Thames

A new report has found that wet wipe pollution in the river has grown to the size of two tennis courts in the last six years

Thames Water fined £4m for 30-hour waterfall of sewage discharge

The incident is believed to have killed approximately 3,000 fish