UK waste industry introduces coronavirus guidelines for recycling

New guidelines have been implemented to protect workers and combat the spread of infection

China Energy to build €210m waste-to-energy plant in Ukraine

The power plant will turn 1,500 tonnes of rubbish into electricity per day

Hilton scrubs up its sustainability act with soap recycling scheme

The hotel chain is launching a soap recycling programme to stop half-used bars being sent to landfill in the UK

There are 69m pieces of wanted furniture in the UK – but don’t throw yours away!

The NLWA is urging people to upcycle unwanted items rather than dump them or buy new ones, in order to help avoid massive volumes of waste clogging up landfill sites

Morrisons ditches hard-to-recycle black plastic from its products

The move accounts for almost 4,000 tonnes of plastic being made more easily recyclable

John Lewis pilots sustainability initiatives at Oxford store

It aims to encourage ‘reduce, reuse and return’ among its customers and will test eight ways in which the retailer and its customers can reduce their impact on the planet

BP to test technology to recycle plastic bottles repeatedly

The energy giant says it may offer the potential to divert billions of coloured PET bottles and food trays from landfill and incineration

Each American throws away nearly three metric tonnes of food over their lifetime

A new survey suggests this means each year the average US citizen wastes around $2,796 on food that ends up in the bin

Starbucks and Hubbub spill the beans on cup recycling winners

The Cup Fund is providing between £50,000 and £100,000 each to 12 winners

New energy recovery facility opened in Glasgow

It will help divert 90% of all council waste and use it to generate enough electricity to power more than 26,000 homes a year