Supermarkets report 90% decline in plastic bag sales after 5p charge

The average person in England now buys only 10 bags a year compared with 140 bags in 2014 before the charge was introduced

Waitrose launches £1m fund to crackdown on plastic pollution

It is inviting applications from charities, academic institutions, social enterprises, schools and colleges until 24th January

Co-op to replace single-use plastic bags with compostable ones

The new alternatives can be reused as food waste caddy liners

UK Scouts to inspire young people to tackle plastic pollution

The initiative will be supported by a new international exchange programme, allowing Scouts from the UK and Kenya to visit one another

UK Government proposes doubling plastic bag charge to 10p

It could also be extended to all shops across the country

US supermarket giant Kroger to bin plastic bags by 2025

The company also aims to divert 90% of its waste from landfill by 2022

Plastic bag sales in England plunge 86% since 5p charge

The biggest seven supermarkets in England bought nearly a quarter fewer plastic bags last year

Iceland trials 10p paper bags in war against plastic

It aims to find out if customers are willing to ditch plastic carrier bags and pay 10p for an alternative

Morrisons introduces paper bags to fight plastic pollution

It expects to roll them out in all 493 stores by the end of the summer

World’s toughest law against plastic bags?

  A plastic bag ban, believed to be the toughest in the world, has come into force in Kenya. Those manufacturing, selling or even using them could face fines of up to $38,000 (£29,339) or be imprisoned for up to four years. Enforcement will however initially be directed at manufacturers and suppliers. While the government […]