Aldi reduces plastic packaging by 29 tonnes for Easter

The supermarket retailer removes 2 million pieces of plastic from its Easter range in its journey towards fully-recyclable packaging by 2025

Swiss fragrance company Firmenich targets carbon neutrality by 2025

It also aims to have carbon positive operations and become water neutral in water-stressed areas by 2030

Veolia increases plastic recycling by 8,000 tonnes per year

The resource management company aims to promote the UK to a circular plastic economy with increased recycling

Two million plastic bags are used every minute – are banks partially to blame?

Portfolio Earth says yes – it calls for global banks to stop financing businesses in the plastic supply chain unless they can demonstrate best practice in environmental behaviours

Graphene-based biopolymer ‘could put an end to plastic packaging for good’

Biotech firm Toraphene has created an innovative new material it says is biodegradable, compostable and commercially-viable

Logitech commits to step up recycled plastic content of mice and keyboards by 2021

The firm says it will have shipped more than 50 million devices made with post-consumer recycled plastic by the end of next year

P&G unveils new refillable shampoo bottles

It includes a bottle made with 100% aluminium and recyclable refill pouch that has been made using 60% less plastic

Comic Relief launches its first-ever plastic-free nose

The charity’s red noses for 2021 will be made from a plant-based material called bagasse

Aldi scraps single-use fruit and veg bags

The supermarket giant expects to save more than 100 tonnes of plastic a year with the move

Leather made from fungi ‘eco-friendlier and cheaper’ than animal and plastic alternatives

Fungi-based leather releases less carbon emissions into the atmosphere and is fully biodegradable when used in its pure form