Coca-Cola’s GLACÉAU Smartwater bottles will soon be 100% recycled

The global drinks giant has also confirmed it is on track to double the amount of recycled plastic used in all other plastic bottles by early 2020

Government offers £4.7m to drive up plastics and textiles recycling

The UK generates around 2.4m tonnes of packaging waste a year and in 2015, around 300,000 tonnes of clothing were sent to landfill or incinerated

Aldi to trial new carrier bags to save 1,300 tonnes of plastic a year

The most popular option will be rolled out across the UK at the end of the trial and offered alongside Aldi’s other reusable bags

UK condemns shipments of illegal plastic waste to Malaysia

Individuals found to be exporting incorrectly described waste could face two years in jail or an unlimited fine in the UK

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

London could rebuild The Shard out of recycled plastic – five times over

Last year, the capital city recycled or reused a total of 63,969 tonnes of plastic

Viridor plastic recycling site
New £65m plastic recycling plant to be powered by landfill waste

The facility will be powered by another plant turning 320,000 tonnes of waste from landfill into 32MW of electricity

Malaysia to send plastic waste back to UK and other foreign countries

One UK recycling company is said to have exported more than 50,000 metric tonnes of plastic waste to Malaysia over the past two years

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

Dounreay recycles metal waste from nuclear site

The trial confirmed recycling opportunities could exist for other waste metal items