Boots cuts 149 tonnes of plastic from gift range ahead of festive season

The pharmaceutical retailer has also committed to reduce the plastic packaging used in its online deliveries by 76%

Hellmann’s and Just Eat bring seaweed sauce sachets to takeaway sector

The firms are working together with Notpla to tackle plastic pollution in a new trial across London

Aldi looks to net avoidable plastic waste with new reusable bags

The trial will launch across more than 250 stores in Scotland, the North of England and the Midlands from the end of November

Marston’s to phase out 500,000 plastic bottles from its hotels

The firm will remove single-use plastic water bottles and plastic cups from its Inns estate by the end of 2019

P&G to double recycled content of cleaning product plastic packaging

The brand said the step to reduce the environmental impact of its cleaning products will begin in 2020

John Lewis and Waitrose to stop selling Christmas crackers containing plastic

From next year, the small gifts contained in their crackers will be made of recyclable materials such as metal and paper games

On-street recycling launches for the first time in Edinburgh

Environmental charity Hubbub and The City of Edinburgh Council have joined together for a five-month trial

Halloween costumes turn to terrifying tonnes of plastic waste

Charities Hubbub and The Fairyland Trust say the frightening costumes worn for trick and treating often end up in the bin the next day

Plastic-stemmed cotton buds now banned in Scotland

The move follows concerns about people continuing to flush them down toilets, which contribute to the global marine plastic pollution issue

Carex partners with TerraCycle to wash up soap pump waste

Together the organisations have launched a free recycling programme for hand wash pumps and refill pouches across the UK