Burger King turns up the heat on plastic waste by scrapping free toys

The fast food giant has asked customers to hand in old toys to be melted down into new items

Edible drinks capsules get splash of government funding

Notpla, which is backed by drinks giant Lucozade Ribena Suntory, will use the funding to take its Ooho product a step closer to commercialisation

Researchers ‘shocked’ by amount of plastic waste falling in Arctic as snow

Researchers recorded more than 10,000 particles per litre in some of their samples taken from the region’s Svalbard islands

Eco-pots spring up for greener houseplants

POTR Pots has launched a range of innovative and eco-friendly plant pots able to self-water houseplants and cut carbon emissions

Asda proves it’s got the bottle to build plastic-based car park

The trial project at its store in Wakefield aims to explore how the carbon footprint of laying asphalt can be reduced while saving rubbish from landfill

Aldi kicks plastic waste in the rump with cardboard steak packets

The supermarket is trialling more environmentally-friendly meat packaging in a move it claims could cut more than 240 tonnes of plastic each year

Lidl launches reusable fruit and veg bags in ‘UK first’

The grocer expects the move will help significantly reduce the amount of plastic used by its customers

Magnum scoops up recycled plastic for ice cream tubs

It is part of parent company Unilever’s commitment to ensure at least 25% of its plastic packaging comes from post-consumer recycled content by 2025

Plastic waste ‘impairs kidney function and raises cholesterol levels in birds’

New research has found that although most birds only eat a few small pieces of plastic, that doesn’t mean they’re not seriously affected

Gillette shaves off carbon impacts with razor recycling programme

The Procter & Gamble brand has partnered with Terracycle, which specialises in recycling hard-to-recycle items and materials