EU unveils new plans to cut plastic and packaging waste

Under the proposals, single-use packaging for food and beverages when consumed inside restaurants and cafes, mini shampoo bottles and mini packaging in hotels will be banned

LanzaTech and Sumitomo Riko team up to recycle rubber and resin

They intend to produce a key chemical intermediate, isoprene, which is produced by plants – and along with polymers – is the main component of natural rubber

Asda rolls out new toilet paper change to wipe out plastic waste

The supermarket has doubled the amount of toilet paper per roll and reduced the number of rolls per pack on one of its most popular own brand product

LG Innotek’s plant achieves zero waste to landfill certification

The electronic components manufacturing company received ‘Platinum’ level certification for its facility, which recycled 343 tons of waste annually

Masonite invests €5m in circular innovation fund

The venture capital fund is dedicated to advancing the circular economy by investing in growth-stage companies across North America, Europe and Asia

Domino’s encourages recycling with new pizza box packaging

It has partnered with WestRock to print recycling messaging on the pizza boxes, which are made of more than 70% recycled content

Chinese COVID tests caused 5.4m tonnes of GHG emissions

This is the carbon footprint of more than 9bn tests taken in two years

Ardagh Glass Packaging’s emissions reduction targets approved by SBTi

The company aims to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 42% and Scope 3 emissions by 12.3% by 2030

‘World’s first’ large scale plastic recycling plant set up in UK

It’s expected to process more than 20,000 tonnes of plastic waste in its first year alone

BMW and H2 Green Steel sign final agreement on low carbon steel delivery

The agreement addresses the automotive giant’s upstream Scope 3 emissions and includes recycling and end-of-life management measures