Nestlé says YES! to recyclable paper wrappers

It is part of the global food giant’s commitment to ensure all its packaging is recyclable or reusable by 2025

Aldi wipes plastic packaging off its toilet paper shelves

The supermarket chain says swapping plastic packaging on loo roll with paper could save 935 tonnes of plastic across the UK each year, if adopted on a national basis

Corona says screw waste with stackable new cans

The beer brand says the innovation could end the use of environmentally-damaging plastic rings

Boots gives plastic bags the boot with new paper replacement

The health and beauty chain says the new paper bags will initially be available in 53 of its 2,485 stores

Waste oil and plastic residues transformed into new packaging with new partnership

Renewable fuel producer Neste and chemicals giant LyondellBasell have successfully produced bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene at a commercial scale

Procter & Gamble to trial refillable Olay moisturiser packaging

The global skincare brand hopes to find a way to reduce the amount of plastic used in the beauty industry

Waitrose launches packaging-free test in Oxford supermarket

The grocery giant is trialling a refillable zone, frozen ‘pick and mix’ and a borrow-a-box scheme alongside traditionally-packaged products to see what consumers prefer

Black plastic
Sainsbury’s to phase out black plastic by March 2020

The supermarket’s pledge comes as part of a wider promise to remove 1,280 tonnes of plastic from products over the next year

Wales offers £6.5m to boost use of recycled materials

Businesses can apply for grants of between £25k and £750k for circular economy projects

Ooho packets being handed out
London Marathon runs away from plastic waste and sprints towards seaweed

Skipping Rocks Lab handed out around 30,000 of its Ooho pods filled with Lucozade Sport orange at mile 23