Asda’s fishing fleets equipped to tackle plastic pollution with new bags

The bags will be distributed to all of Asda’s fleets, including those in Scotland, Alaska and Norway, which fish for Mackerel, Pollock, wild Salmon, Tuna, Haddock and Cod

Tesco cuts plastic wrapping by moving multibuy deals to individual tins

The move, which the supermarket claims is the first of its kind from a UK retailer, is expected to eliminate 350 tonnes of plastic from the environment

Accor Hotels to check out single-use plastic items by end of 2022

More than 200 million single-use plastic items are currently used each year at the firm’s hotels

China announces plastic bag ban for major urban areas by 2021

The nation also plans to stop restaurants giving out single-use straws by the end of 2020 and will force them to reduce the use of all single-use plastic items by nearly a third

Aldi pledges to remove plastic applicators from tampons

The supermarket intends to replace them with cardboard alternatives from the end of January 2020

Nestle unwraps £1.6bn of funding for food-grade recycled plastics

The food and drink giant has also committed to reducing its use of virgin plastics by a third by 2025

US fashion firm gets plastic bottle waste in the bag

Solo New York says just the first run of its Re:cycled Collection will see nearly 90,000 plastic bottles kept out of landfills by turning them into new accessories

Switching from plastic packaging to other options ‘could actually harm the planet’

That’s the suggestion from a new report published by Green Alliance, which interviewed representatives from five of the UK’s major supermarkets as well as representatives from major consumer goods and beverage companies

US grocer Giant Eagle to eliminate single-use plastics by 2025

The supermarket chain, which has 474 stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Maryland, is to launch a six-month pilot project testing reusable bags in a number of its locations

A busy year in energy – but what exactly did 2019 change for the sector?

Just in case you’ve forgotten what’s been going on, we’ve put a quick summary together for you…