Walkers collects 500k crisp packets in recycling scheme

More than 8,500 collection points across the UK have signed up to the initaitive

Asda
Asda removes 6,500 tonnes of plastic from own-brand packaging

The supermarket chain claims it has reduced the amount of plastic used to sell almost 1,000 products

Lidl bags
Lidl trials removal of 9p plastic bags in Wales

The supermarket chain plans to extend the move across the rest of the UK if it proves successful

Fish surrounded by ocean plastic
Sky teams up with Ambienta to wash away ocean waste

They plan to work together to jointly develop a common methodology for measuring pollution

Iceland
Iceland trials plastic-free fruit and veg packaging

The supermarket aims to test whether its consumers are willing to buy loose produce in a bid to reduce waste and protect the planet

Squid
Scientists have an inkling squids could help cut plastic pollution

A new report suggests protein found in the sea creatures could significantly reduce the harmful effects of microplastics

Batteries
Plastic bags could soon be converted into waste-based batteries

Scientists say plastic can be transformed into carbon chips to be used as anodes

BP
Banning single-use plastics ‘could lead to higher carbon emissions’

That’s according to a new report published by BP, which says banning plastics would slash oil demand

Plastic bottle in the ocean
Enough plastic produced each day to make 22 TRILLION water bottles

The National Geographic Society and Sky Ocean Ventures are offering new funding for innovators to solve this issue

Adidas Ultraboost Parley
Adidas doubles recycled plastic shoe production

The trainer and fashion brand aims to produce 11 million pairs of Ultraboost Parley shoes in 2019