Amgen to invest $200m to become carbon-neutral by 2027

The biopharmaceutical company has also set targets to reduce water consumption by 40% and waste disposed by 75%

Samsung unveils solar-powered remotes for entire TV line in 2021

The initiative is predicted to avoid the use of 99 million AAA batteries over seven years

Two million plastic bags are used every minute – are banks partially to blame?

Portfolio Earth says yes – it calls for global banks to stop financing businesses in the plastic supply chain unless they can demonstrate best practice in environmental behaviours

Veolia steps up wood waste recycling by 50,000 tonnes

The new Runcorn Wood Recycling Facility will allow around 80% of waste wood to be recycled into particle-board for use in a number of applications

Tesco ditches one billion pieces of plastic in 2020

The retail giant removed the plastic from a range of branded and own-label products

Nutella launches reusable jar pilot scheme in Paris to tackle waste

The hazelnut spread brand has joined forces with Carrefour and Loop for the initiative, which aims to test the benefits of reusable packaging

Graphene-based biopolymer ‘could put an end to plastic packaging for good’

Biotech firm Toraphene has created an innovative new material it says is biodegradable, compostable and commercially-viable

Almost 88% of UK councils ‘don’t recycle eco-friendly polythene bags’

Out of 375 UK councils, the few local authorities that accept them are restricting the colours and material blends that could be recycled, according to a new study

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

Edinburgh Council smashes emissions target a year ahead of schedule

Latest figures reveal since 2005/06, the council’s carbon emissions have been reduced by 60% – outstripping its aim of a 42% reduction by 2021