University of Leeds leads the way in binning plastic waste

The university and its student union have committed to become single-use plastic-free by 2023

‘Single-use’ named Word of the Year for 2018

It refers to products, often plastic, that are made to be used only once before disposal.

Delayed plastic tax ‘will see 700k tonnes of packaging binned’

The Labour Party says a vast amount of rubbish will be produced in the four years until the plastic tax is introduced

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

PZ Cussons gets in a lather about plastic

The Imperial Lather owner has also promised to source sustainable palm oil by 2025

Indonesia hops aboard plastic cleanup with bus bottle scheme

Surabaya’s recycling incentive scheme allows trash to be traded for tickets

‘Nearly all humans polluted with plastic’

A new study shows these particles enter the body via plastic packaging on food and the consumption of fish

This saucy new seaweed packaging should kelp reduce waste!

The government has announced £4m of new funding to support 11 innovative waste-reduction projects

Walkers takes a bite out of plastic packet waste

The crisp brand is launching a service allowing its snack packets to be posted back and recycled

Tesco puts plastic bottle deposit return scheme in its basket

The supermarket will offer a 10p payment for each bottle brought back to the store