London businesses and councils offered £5m for water refilling stations

It is part of the mayor’s efforts to reduce single-use plastic bottles

Viridor invests £3.7m at materials recycling facility

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

Half marathon in London bans plastic bottles

Runners at Harrow Half Marathon will instead be given edible biodegradable water sachets made from seaweed

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%

London mayor says 20 new water fountains will make a splash

They are part of Sadiq Khan’s ambition to reduce plastic waste across the capital

Morrisons trials plastic bottles deposit return scheme

It is offering 10p for each bottle returned to spend in store

Volvo to use 25% recycled plastics in cars from 2025

It unveiled a specially built car that has had several of its plastic components replaced with recycled materials

Iceland first UK supermarket to trial deposit return scheme

It has installed a reverse vending machine at its store in Fulham, London

Co-op to trial deposit return scheme for plastic bottles at UK music festivals

Reverse vending machines will be installed at its pop-up stores at Download, Latitude and Reading and Leeds festivals

Game on! Michael Gove calls on sports sector to join plastic pollution fight

Representatives from the sports industry will explore how the sector can help tackle plastic waste