Enviroo unveils plans for £20m recycling facility

The facility will take PET – the main material used for food and drinks packaging such as plastic bottles and certain food packaging – and convert it into raw materials for new food-grade packaging, without any waste

Biffa and Nestlé Waters strike deal for recycled plastic in the UK

The sustainable waste management company will support Nestlé Waters UK to achieve its commitment of making every BUXTON® bottle using 100% recycled PET

Asda unveils new fleet insulated with 5,500 recycled plastic water bottles

The new technology has made vehicles 300 kilograms lighter than the standard model

Scientists discover enzyme that ‘recycles plastic in 10 hours’

The development of this novel enzyme has the potential to pave the way of a real transition to a circular economy, according to a new research

Love Essex campaign urges people to sign up to plastics reduction pledge

The ‘Love Essex Not Plastic’ campaign aims to highlight the issue of single-use plastics and urge households to switch to reusable options and recycle more

BP to test technology to recycle plastic bottles repeatedly

The energy giant says it may offer the potential to divert billions of coloured PET bottles and food trays from landfill and incineration

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