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

Disposable vapes a ‘climate nightmare’

Enough are reportedly thrown away each year with batteries able to power 1,200 EVs

Scotland sets out plans to introduce charges on single-use coffee cups

A panel of environmental advisers previously suggested a charge of between 20p and 25p – but it was not legislated as work was paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Aldi bans disposable BBQs from UK stores

The move is expected to stop 35 tonnes of single-use waste packaging from being released

Three-quarters of people want single-use plastics banned

That’s according to a new survey that also found a heavy majority would like to see an international treaty put in place to stop plastic waste

Government plans to convert face masks into curtains and bedsheets

Health Minister said 22 million visors have already been recycled in a bid to tackle PPE waste