Marriott International books in 2050 net zero goal

Its portfolio of hotels intends to achieve the target through increased use of renewable energy and installation of smart automation systems and energy efficiency upgrades

Defra refutes disposable nappy tax – but how would it protect the environment?

Brits dispose of around 3bn disposable nappies per year, which makes up 3% of household waste. Could a tax have changed this? What do parents think?

Aldi brews greener future with pledge to remove plastics from tea bags

Around 1.4bn pieces of single-use plastics are expected to be removed – preventing the equivalent of 80 tonnes of plastic from going to landfill every year

Mexico City’s ban on single-use plastics comes into force

The legislation is claimed to be the first in the country that promotes the elimination of various plastic items

Moncler sets 2021 deadline for carbon-neutral sites

The luxury fashion brand has also committed to power its worldwide operations with 100% renewables by 2023

Plastic straws to be banned in England from tomorrow

The ban applies to all businesses that supply these products, including manufacturers and retailers

Aldi to launch own-brand cleaning liquid refills to save up to 550 tonnes of plastic every year

Products will allow customers to easily mix their concentrate with tap water to create four bottles of cleaning spray

Sony Pictures Entertainment moves to phase out single-use plastics

Starting from this Autumn, the entertainment division of Sony Corporation will eliminate single-use plastic water bottles across its global facilities

O2 launches PPE recycling initiative in retail stores

The single-use materials will be turned into outdoor furniture, storage containers and watering cans

Germany announces 2021 single-use plastics ban

Disposable products such as plastic plates, straws, stirring sticks, cotton buds and plastic balloon sticks will be banned from July 2021