UK to trial reusable packaging in its takeaways

Just Eat has launched a reusable packaging trial that aims to tackle plastic pollution

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

Australia grants $2m to support heavy industry’s net zero transition efforts

It will assist in the next phase of the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative, which now has 16 participating companies and focuses on supply chains including iron and steel, alumina and aluminium and LNG

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 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

Advil aims to reduce plastics in 80m bottles by 20%

The ‘first-of-its-kind’ material that will be used is expected to reduce the amount of plastics by nearly 500,000 pounds

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

‘World’s largest’ factory for plastic recycling to be built in Germany

The factory will use Biofabrik’s ‘WASTX Plastic’ process that converts plastic waste into synthetic crude oil