Britvic switches brands to 100% recycled plastic bottles

Using recycled plastic for Robinsons, Lipton Ice Tea and drench bottles is expected to save 1,354 tonnes of virgin plastic every year

Alaska Airlines takes off with boxed water on flights to reduce plastic waste

It has teamed up with Boxed Water to replace plastic bottles with 92% plant-based water cartons, with the move expected to help reduce 7.2m plastic bottles from landfills every year

PepsiCo commits to 100% recycled plastic beverage bottles for Pepsi in nine EU markets by 2022

The move is predicted to lower carbon dioxide emissions per bottle by approximately 40%

Bacardi unveils ‘world’s most eco-friendly’ spirits bottle

The new 100% biodegradable bottle is forecast to eliminate 3,000 tonnes of plastic produced every year

Britvic to move to 100% recycled plastic bottles in Britain by 2022

The British producer of soft drinks has brought the target three years forward from its original deadline

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Politicians call for Scotland’s bottle deposit scheme to go further

Scottish Parliament’s Environment Committee calls for more materials to be included and for scheme to be available to all

BP to test technology to recycle plastic bottles repeatedly

The energy giant says it may offer the potential to divert billions of coloured PET bottles and food trays from landfill and incineration

Sainsbury’s pledges to halve plastic packaging by 2025

The supermarket uses almost 120,000 tonnes of plastic packaging every year

Sainsbury’s accepts glass bottles in deposit return scheme trial

It is offering shoppers a 5p coupon for each qualifying drink container that is returned to the reverse vending machine

Iceland recycles a million plastic bottles in deposit return scheme

Two thirds of customers used the reverse vending machines at least once a fortnight over the last year