Government cracks down on fly-tipping

The waste crime costs £392m a year

What if when you bought something, plastic was taken out of the ocean?

I spoke with Ann Sofie Gade from the ReSea Project to understand this possibility

Scotland sets out plans to introduce charges on single-use coffee cups

A panel of environmental advisers previously suggested a charge of between 20p and 25p – but it was not legislated as work was paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic

BBC makes £300k from plastic toys despite net zero pledge

The company has committed to reaching net zero by 2030 but continues to produce magazines with plastic ‘freebies’

‘Most businesses don’t know about the plastic packaging tax’

The tax comes into force today, so how will it impact businesses?

Pret joins home coffee recycling scheme

Customers can now recycle their coffee pods from their homes

More than 183m pieces of kids’ clothes hit landfill each year

What if these could be reused by other parents? – a new scheme is looking to kickstart this process

Criminals to clean up Britain’s littered streets

Offenders are being given the chance to clean up their act and UK communities at the same time

New initiative launched to help Scotland’s water sector hit net zero

Research will be conducted to make a 2040 net zero target a possibility

Could enzymes’ appetites be the solution to plastic waste?

Upcycling could be the answer to plastics that can’t be recycled