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

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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

Ariel and Lenor clean up their act on plastic waste

Parent company P&G has announced the brands will reduce plastic packaging use across Europe by 30% before 2025

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Vast majority of people in UK would choose a greener Easter egg

Around 61% of people said they were prepared to pay extra for products to come in more sustainable packaging

Tesco trials plastic-free fruit and veg

The supermarket says the pilot will see 45 of its products sold loose at two branches in Watford and Swindon

Could a toothpaste pill be the minty solution to cutting landfill waste?

Bite, the creator of the sustainable and vegan tooth care solution, believes the answer is yes

Asda removes 6,500 tonnes of plastic from own-brand packaging

The supermarket chain claims it has reduced the amount of plastic used to sell almost 1,000 products