Single-use plastics: Government consults on standards for greener alternatives

It aims to identify gaps and get expert advice on the overall sustainability of bio-based and biodegradable plastic products

Aldi to trial new carrier bags to save 1,300 tonnes of plastic a year

The most popular option will be rolled out across the UK at the end of the trial and offered alongside Aldi’s other reusable bags

Co-op to replace single-use plastic bags with compostable ones

The new alternatives can be reused as food waste caddy liners

Waitrose gets plastic waste in the bag with compostable replacements

The supermarket has pledged to scrap single-use plastic carrier bags by March

Pret promises cutlery for the compost

The sandwich chain and cafe announced the move to limit plastic waste on Twitter