Sainsbury’s pledges to halve plastic packaging by 2025

The supermarket uses almost 120,000 tonnes of plastic packaging every year

Sainsbury’s accepts glass bottles in deposit return scheme trial

It is offering shoppers a 5p coupon for each qualifying drink container that is returned to the reverse vending machine

Iceland recycles a million plastic bottles in deposit return scheme

Two thirds of customers used the reverse vending machines at least once a fortnight over the last year

Hull’s water refill stations to reduce plastics bottles a splash hit

They have helped reduce the use of 100,000 plastic bottles since September 2017

Scotland confirms 20p deposit return scheme

It will cover PET plastic bottles, like most fizzy drinks and water bottles, steel and aluminium cans and glass bottles

George at Asda to use recycled plastic bottles to make clothes

It has also peldged to use only recyclable materials in its packaging by 2025

Glastonbury Festival says no to selling plastic bottles

Watch the short video to find out more

Glastonbury Festival bans single-use plastic bottle sales

Those attending the music festival are being encouraged to bring reusable bottles

Ireland mulls bottle deposit return scheme to cap plastic waste

The government has launched a review to explore how best Ireland could deliver a 90% collection target for plastic bottles by 2029

The Muswell Hill Moment: Plastics in the human body

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