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

Sky to invest £25m in new ideas to reduce plastic waste

Sky Ocean Ventures will support innovators and businesses developing new products that help solve the ocean plastic crisis

UK to introduce deposit return scheme for single-use bottles

Consumers use an estimated 13 billion plastic drinks bottles a year but more than three billion are not recycled

UK Government ‘dragging its feet’ over bottle deposit scheme

The UK Government is “dragging its feet” on introducing a deposit scheme for plastic bottles. The comment from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) comes as it believes the government “has not adequately acted upon, or responded to” its recommendations on deposit return schemes and producer responsibility obligations to cut down on plastic waste. Under the […]

Glastonbury Festival plans to ban plastic bottles

  Glastonbury festival plans to ban the use of plastic bottles when it returns in 2019. The festival, held in Somerset since 1970, has previously used solar panels and urinals that could power their own lighting by transforming urine into electricity. In 2014, it introduced water kiosks where people could get any type of bottle […]

Extra funding to cut plastic waste in London

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a further £6 million of funding in a bid to boost green spaces and reduce plastic waste in the city. The fund will deliver the rollout of more public water fountains – on top of the 20 recently announced – and create better local green spaces, including in areas […]