New US competition to advance energy efficient plastics recycling

The Plastics Innovation Challenge has set a number of goals for the US to achieve by 2030

Plans submitted for plastics to hydrogen facility in Cheshire

The £7m plant is expected to treat up to 35 tonnes of unrecyclable plastics a day and create a local source of hydrogen

New £130m deal inked for 11 waste plastic to hydrogen facilities

Peel Environmental, Waste2Tricity and PowerHouse Energy intend to submit a planning application for the first site in Cheshire in the coming weeks

Single-use plastics: Government consults on standards for greener alternatives

It aims to identify gaps and get expert advice on the overall sustainability of bio-based and biodegradable plastic products

Plant-based plastics sprout up with £60m government investment

Along with an expected £149 million investment from the private sector, this money will be used to slash single-use plastic pollution

Norway pledges additional £8.4m for UN Environment

Norway has earmarked funds to support efforts to combat marine pollution

Nottingham Council pledges to become plastic-free by 2023

The city council plans to reduce the use of plastics at events such as the annual Goose Fair

Veolia invests £1m in Dagenham plant to boost plastic recycling

It says the investment follows an ‘increasing need and interest of manufacturers’ for recycled polymers

Poultry producer aims to meat 100% recyclable packaging goal by 2025

Moy Park has also committed to removing avoidable single-use plastics from its offices and restaurants by 2020

Samsung unboxes its plans for sustainable packaging

It is ditching plastic packaging used for its mobile phones, tablets and home appliances