Single-use plastic plates to be banned in England

A new public consultation is set to be launched to seek views on a ban on single-use plastic plates, cutlery and cups

easyJet rolls out recycled plastic flight crew uniforms

The new cabin crew and pilot uniforms are predicted to have a 75% lower carbon footprint than traditional polyesters

Woodland Trust to remove plastic tree guards by end of 2021

Woodland Trust has pledged to phase out tree plastic guards to make planting more sustainable

Plastic waste to flavour your food?

New research claims bacteria can turn plastic waste into vanilla flavouring fit for human consumption

UK ‘dumped 210k tonnes of plastic waste in Turkey last year’

More than half of the UK’s claimed ‘recycled’ plastic waste is allegedly sent overseas

Plastic bag charge to increase to 10p in all shops in England

The new regulation aims to further reduce the volume of plastic waste generated from plastic bag usage

Scientists turn hard-to-recycle plastics into jet fuel

The breakthrough research is believed to provide a solution to the alarming issue of hard-to-recycle plastics

Teesside to become home of ‘world’s first’ all plastic recycling plant

The plant, which is expected to be operational in 2022, is predicted to process 80,000 tonnes of plastic waste a year

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