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

Garnier launches solid shampoo bars to tackle plastic waste

The formula of the shampoo uses a blend of 94% plant-based ingredients and the products are packaged in recyclable cardboard

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

Government injects £134m into green tech solutions to help the UK build back better

Projects to service offshore wind turbines autonomously, use AI to reduce beer waste and convert seaweed into compostable packaging are set to benefit

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

Almost 2.1m waste items ‘back in the loop’ after recycling projects in Leeds, Swansea and Edinburgh

The Hubbub initiatives recycled 44.5 tonnes of waste, which is the equivalent of 20 adult rhinos

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

Plastic straws to be banned in England from tomorrow

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

Aldi launches new cardboard packaging for steak products to save 1,100 tonnes of plastic

The supermarket chain will roll out the new packaging for its entire steak range in all 890 UK stores