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

Single-use plastic bag charge to be doubled to 10p and extended to all retailers across England in April 2021

Small retailers that employ 250 people or less will no longer be exempt from the levy, says the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Aldi scraps baby wipe plastic lids to save 80m pieces of harmful waste

The move forms part of its wider commitment to halve the volume of plastic packaging used by 2025.

SC Johnson cleans up Mr Muscle plastic waste

The brand’s Platinum Window & Glass cleaner now comes packaged in 100% recycled ocean-bound plastic bottles, which it claims are the first of their kind in the UK

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)