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

Iceland launches plastic-free bread and potato trials to reduce plastic footprint

The new trials are forecast to reduce Iceland’s plastic footprint by more than 350 tonnes every year

Tesco’s pilot scheme reduces household food waste by 76%

The six-week initiative, which was delivered by the environmental charity Hubbub, also helped participants save £16.50 every week

IKEA to stop selling non-rechargeable alkaline batteries by 2021

The initiative aims to inspire consumers to make a switch to rechargeable batteries and reduce waste at home

Plastic straws to be banned in England from tomorrow

The ban applies to all businesses that supply these products, including manufacturers and retailers

‘Light bulb moment came when we learned 90% of the wipes sold in the UK contain plastic’

That’s according to Guy Fennell, who spoke to FNZ about Pura, the company he launched with his wife Abi to make 100% plastic-free baby wipes

Customers to collect free Tesco food after the launch of surplus food scheme

Consumers will see through an application food items nearing their expiry date available to be collected in their area for free

M&S to turn unsold bakery products to frozen garlic bread to tackle food waste

The new scheme will be introduced to 200 M&S food outlets across the UK