Probably the world’s first paper beer bottle?

Carlsberg has revealed two prototypes for innovative paper beer bottles to help reduce the amount of waste it generates

Notepads made from old coffee cups tackle the tearable problem of waste

James Cropper has created the range for Seawhite of Brighton, which produces items such as notebooks and sketchpads

Aldi kicks plastic waste in the rump with cardboard steak packets

The supermarket is trialling more environmentally-friendly meat packaging in a move it claims could cut more than 240 tonnes of plastic each year

McDonald’s admits ‘sustainable’ paper straws can’t currently be recycled

The fast food giant said this is despite previous plastic versions, which were phased out, being recyclable

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

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

Paper bags being trialled at Morrisons
Morrisons unveils new plans to get sustainable shopping in the bag

The supermarket is trialling a rollout of paper bags at its check-outs and raising the price of plastic bags

Viridor invests £3.7m at materials recycling facility

The money has been used for “enhanced paper purity” and fire protection systems

Iceland ditches plastic packaging for bananas

They will be packaged in a paper band which is 100% recyclable and made from recycled paper

Xiamen International Marathon runs towards plastic-free future

Organisers of the annual event have set out a plan that is expected to reduce plastic waste by 50%