Global nations, apart from US, agree pact to cut plastic pollution

They amended the Basel Convention to include plastic waste as a legally binding framework

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

Can you turn food waste into sustainable plastic packaging?

Up to £60m is being provided for competitions to tackle the global plastic pollution problem

Roadmap to help UK businesses deliver ambitious plastics pact

It aims to enable the move of plastics from being a single-use disposable material to a ‘valued resource’

The Muswell Hill Moment: Ban on plastic straws & cotton buds

Watch the video to find out what the public think

M&S launches new ‘eco bag’ to reduce plastic waste

It aims to encourage UK shoppers to avoid using single-use plastic bags while helping reduce poverty in Haiti and the Philippines

Global organisations commit to eliminate plastic pollution at source

They will set targets that include eliminating problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging and move from single-use to reusable packaging models

Scotland doubles funding to turn the tide on marine plastic pollution

It is offering a share of £1m to support solutions that help ‘capture, collect, recover and reprocess’ marine plastic waste

UN launches new platform to fight global plastic pollution

It aims to encourage countries to make new commitments while helping them deliver old ones

UK calls for 30% of world’s oceans to be protected by 2030

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey is to urge other nations at the UN General Assembly in New York this week to push for the global target