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.

‘More than half of UK adults clueless about plastic recycling’

A new report more than a third of the total can’t differentiate between the energy consumption of plastic and paper

UK’s first plastic-to-hydrogen facility receives unanimous planning consent

Peel Environmental and Waste2Tricity say the £7m development near Ellesmere Port will reduce landfill waste and reduce reliance on fossil fuels

National Trust cuts 12.5 tonnes of plastic from its membership cards

A material ‘used for the first time in the UK on such a large scale’ will be used to replace five million membership cards

Britvic signs £400m sustainability-linked loan

The agreement links the soft drink producer’s progress towards its 2025 sustainability targets to the cost of the debt facility, meaning the loan becomes cheaper the better it performs

First-ever ‘low plastic zone’ launches in London

Three-quarters of businesses in the Cowcross Street area of Islington have permanently reduced the amount of single-use plastic they use and offer to customers

Milwaukee Brewers and SC Johnson hit home run for plastic recycling

The companies say the move has created a new market for recycled plastic waste and a new recycling model for one of the biggest sources of waste generated at the team’s ballpark each year

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