The Ocean Cleanup launches river-cleaning device to tackle plastic pollution

The solar-powered Interceptor 001 has been deployed at the Cengkareng drain in Jakarta on a trial run since May 2019.

‘World’s first seaweed-lined takeaway box’ lands in London  

The new home-compostable cardboard container is expected to stop more than 3,600 plastic boxes from being used

BA vows to ditch 250 million in-flight plastic items this year

The airline has pledged to get rid of 700 tonnes of single-use plastic from flights by the end of 2020

‘Only a small part of America’s recyclable plastic actually gets recycled’

A new Greenpeace report claims many facilities are not able to process recyclable plastic items, causing them to be wasted

Air New Zealand diverts nearly 900 tonnes of in-flight waste from landfill

The airline has recovered an amount of waste equivalent to the weight of five 777-300 aircraft

Environment Bill to give new powers to stop exports of plastic waste

The government has also committed to set a legally binding target to reduce fine particulate matter, the pollutant of greatest harm to human health

SP Energy Networks paves the way for waste plastic roads

The plastic will replace part of the bitumen – the sticky, black liquid that is traditionally used to make asphalt

Former Centrica executive to head Water UK

Christine McGourty will join the trade body on 16th December 2019

John Lewis pilots sustainability initiatives at Oxford store

It aims to encourage ‘reduce, reuse and return’ among its customers and will test eight ways in which the retailer and its customers can reduce their impact on the planet

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