P&G to double recycled content of cleaning product plastic packaging

The brand said the step to reduce the environmental impact of its cleaning products will begin in 2020

Government’s Environment Bill ‘not fit for purpose’

The Environmental Audit Committee has requested that a number of areas of the bill be reconsidered

John Lewis and Waitrose to stop selling Christmas crackers containing plastic

From next year, the small gifts contained in their crackers will be made of recyclable materials such as metal and paper games

Is fracking slacking?

A new report by the National Audit Office suggests progress in establishing a shale gas industry in England has been slower than the government planned

Mayors call for more powers to tackle environmental emergencies

Labour Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Conservative Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street have said the government must do more to go green and empower local regions to do the same

Upcoming hotel allows guests to cut costs by going green

The world’s first hotel where the price is determined by the carbon footprint of each guest’s stay is to open in the city of Kontiolahti, Finland

Commuters drag XR protestors off trains in Canning Town

British Transport Police said four protesters have been arrested as part of the action this morning

Carex partners with TerraCycle to wash up soap pump waste

Together the organisations have launched a free recycling programme for hand wash pumps and refill pouches across the UK

Recycled plastic ‘now more costly than new polymers’

A new report suggests the battle against plastic pollution may not yet be won, as it warns economic pressures could drive manufacturers to use less environmentally-friendly options

Queen’s speech: Government to tackle air pollution, plastic waste and climate change

The speech confirmed the long-awaited Environment Bill would be delivered by the next government