Optical sorting machine
Unilever says its a wrap on black plastic waste

The consumer goods giant has developed a new black plastic pigment meaning bottles can be detected and recycled by optical sorting machines

Waitrose
Waitrose announces recipients of £1m plastic-reduction prize

The supermarket giant’s money will help reduce fishing nets getting lost, use fungus to digest plastic and allow mussels to filter seawater

Burning plastic bags
Plastic bag bans ‘can slash air pollution’

A new study published by UN Environment highlights that incineration of plastic waste is a major source of toxic fumes, especially in continents such as Africa

Black plastic
Sainsbury’s to phase out black plastic by March 2020

The supermarket’s pledge comes as part of a wider promise to remove 1,280 tonnes of plastic from products over the next year

Plastic bottles
Drinks firms join Carbios consortium to digest plastic waste with enzymes

Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe have signed up to the pact to help bring the technology to market on an industrial scale

Ariel and Lenor clean up their act on plastic waste

Parent company P&G has announced the brands will reduce plastic packaging use across Europe by 30% before 2025

Ralph Lauren unveils polo shirts made from plastic bottles

The firm has pledged to remove 170 million bottles from landfills and oceans by 2025

Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa banishes his beard to draw attention to plastic waste

The Game of Thrones actor got rid of his iconic facial hair in a video released on YouTube

Picture of green 3D H2 symbol
Deal signed for engineering designs at new plastic-to-hydrogen facility

Waste2Tricity has signed a binding heads of terms for engineering services with PowerHouse Energy for the new plant in Cheshire

Plastic bag in mountains
Plastic pollution reaches new heights in the Pyrenees

A new study shows microplastic fragments can be carried long distances from cities, covering even the most remote areas with a ‘blanket’ of waste