UK condemns shipments of illegal plastic waste to Malaysia

Individuals found to be exporting incorrectly described waste could face two years in jail or an unlimited fine in the UK

Malaysia to send plastic waste back to UK and other foreign countries

One UK recycling company is said to have exported more than 50,000 metric tonnes of plastic waste to Malaysia over the past two years

Theresa May to step down as prime minister

She said she is ‘proud’ of the progress made in eliminating plastic waste, tackling climate change and improving air quality

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

Wales offers £6.5m to boost use of recycled materials

Businesses can apply for grants of between £25k and £750k for circular economy projects

Short Fuse Episode 36

Short Fuse episode featuring the latest energy news and insights.

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

Major milestone for Foreign Office in cutting plastic use

It has eliminated 97% of single-use plastics from its UK estate since February

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

London businesses and councils offered £5m for water refilling stations

It is part of the mayor’s efforts to reduce single-use plastic bottles