Old wind turbine blades to be used to build bridge in Ireland

Two old blades from dissembled turbines will be repurposed to build a footbridge on a greenway in County Cork

Samsung unveils solar-powered remotes for entire TV line in 2021

The initiative is predicted to avoid the use of 99 million AAA batteries over seven years

Tesco ditches one billion pieces of plastic in 2020

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

Mexico City’s ban on single-use plastics comes into force

The legislation is claimed to be the first in the country that promotes the elimination of various plastic items

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

M&S Food expands plastic-free grocery refill initiative

The British retail giant has introduced its packaging-free offering in a third food store with more than 50 lines of refillable grocery and frozen fruit

Aldi to trial 100% recyclable freezer bags to reduce plastic waste

The bags, which are made out of recyclable polyethylene and seafood waste, will be trialled in more than 230 stores

Unilever plans to double use of recycled plastic in the next year

The British-Dutch consumer goods company says it is ‘on track’ to halve the use of virgin plastic in its packaging by 2025

HP expands recycling initiative to reduce ocean-bound plastics

Returned products are recycled and processed to recover valuable plastics and metals for new products, helping divert millions of tons of waste from landfills

Burger King to trial reusable sandwich containers and cups to reduce packaging waste

The pilot programme in partnership with the packaging provider Loop will roll out initially in New York, Portland and Tokyo