‘UK’s first’ plastic-to-hydrogen project moves forward in Cheshire

The project will produce hydrogen from plastic waste which could then be used to fuel cars, buses and heavy good vehicles

France to issue fines as high as €135 for dropping masks and gloves on the streets

This is part of a campaign, which aims to raise awareness about the risk of microplastics spreading in the air, water and food chain

New UK facility will convert 30k tonnes of unrecycled plastic to recycled oils

The work for the project is expected to be finalised by the end of 2023

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

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