Dow commercialises recyclable toothpaste tubes

The new sustainable solution is expected to help reduce the number of toothpaste tubes being sent to landfill

British recycled cars get an eBay treat!

eBay UK has joined forces with insurers Aviva and LV to encourage the use of recycled ‘green’ car parts

Discarded Reading Festival tents ‘could take 10,000 years to decompose’

Festival-goers leave the festival and tonnes of plastic waste destined for landfill – including tents, used underwear and condoms

Defra refutes disposable nappy tax – but how would it protect the environment?

Brits dispose of around 3bn disposable nappies per year, which makes up 3% of household waste. Could a tax have changed this? What do parents think?

UK ‘dumped 210k tonnes of plastic waste in Turkey last year’

More than half of the UK’s claimed ‘recycled’ plastic waste is allegedly sent overseas

IKEA offers customers vouchers in exchange for old furniture

The buyback scheme aims to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and support the retail giant’s carbon goals

Teesside to become home of ‘world’s first’ all plastic recycling plant

The plant, which is expected to be operational in 2022, is predicted to process 80,000 tonnes of plastic waste a year

Auction house Christie’s pledges to become net zero by 2030

It is committing to a 50% reduction in its carbon emissions, achieving 90% diversion from landfill for its waste and providing all clients with packaging and printed material that is 100% recyclable

New project launches to ensure more electric machines doesn’t mean more landfill

The project aims to stop the ‘electric revolution’ for technologies such as EVs resulting in more landfill in the future

Government considers e-waste obligation for online retailers

By the end of 2021, online businesses may have to follow an equal obligation to collect old devices from customers