India becomes first Asian country to launch Plastics Pact

A total of 27 businesses and supporting organisations have signed up as founding members of the India Plastics Pact, with support from the UK

Aldi brews greener future with pledge to remove plastics from tea bags

Around 1.4bn pieces of single-use plastics are expected to be removed – preventing the equivalent of 80 tonnes of plastic from going to landfill every year

Vans commits to reducing carbon emissions by 43% by 2030

The action sports brand is also working towards converting all owned and operated facilities to 100% renewable energy by 2025

Tesco ditches one billion pieces of plastic in 2020

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

UK businesses ‘increased plastic recycling by 107,000 tonnes in 2019’

The amount of plastic packaging which was recycled increased from 44% in 2018 to 50% in 2019, according to a new WRAP report

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

Asda opens sustainability store with ‘greener price’ promise

The supermarket says loose and unwrapped products will not cost more than wrapped equivalents

Stora Enso to build pilot plant for bio-based protective plastic packaging in Sweden

Cellufoam is a lightweight, fibre-based sustainable foam material which is renewable and recyclable and can be used to replace oil-based polymer foams that are widely used today

HP hits ctrl-alt-del to 75% of single-use plastic by 2025

Last year HP used more than 25,000 tonnes of recycled content plastic for its print products

wilko commits to 100% reusuable or recyclable plastic packaging by 2025

The retailer has also committed to ensuring a minimum 30% recycled content across its plastic packaging by April 2022