Kleenex wipes up waste by removing plastic on all tissue boxes

The change aims to make recycling easier for customers and is expected to remove 82 tonnes of plastic per year from the supply chain

Logitech and Nestlé fund research into sustainable materials

The companies are leading a consortium to fund breakthrough research into sustainable materials with five million Swiss francs (£4.4m)

Mondelēz International joins two schemes to bin plastic waste for good

The confectionary giant is now a signatory of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and a member of the UK Plastics Pact

New recycled packaging innovation puts plastic out of the loop

The new initiative helps customers source clear polythene film containing 30% post-consumer recycled scrap material from any of Mainetti’s production sites in the world

McDonald’s phases out plastic toys in Happy Meals

The fast food chain will now offer Happy Meals with soft toys or books, saving 3,000 metric tonnes of plastic

‘UK must invest £7.5bn in Plastic Parks over next decade to tackle mountains of waste’

Peel Environmental says such facilities are needed to deal with plastic waste where recycling is not a viable option

Iceland slashes annual plastic packaging use by 29%

The supermarket chain says it has removed 3,794 tonnes of plastic to date, the equivalent weight of 36 blue whales

‘Government is treating the symptoms, rather than the causes, of plastic pollution’

That’s the suggestion made in a new report from thinktank Green Alliance, which says current approaches “completely fail to deal with the root of the problem”

Carbios signs European Plastics Pact

The company, which works to develop new bio-industrial solutions to reinvent and extend the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers,

Nestlé signs European Plastics Pact

The firm aims to reduce the use of virgin plastics by a third and achieve 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025