Scottish Government launches Green Investment Portfolio

A total of 10 projects with £1.16bn of investment potential – ranging from hydrogen development and plastic recycling – are included in the first release of the portfolio

Europe to become home of the ‘world’s largest’ plastic recycling facility

The facility will have the potential to produce the equivalent of approximately 4.2 billion food grade beverage bottles made of 100% recycled and recyclable PET plastic annually

Manchester is ‘home of the greenest people in the UK’

Nearly 32% of Brits intend to cut down the energy usage in their home, according to a new report

Project converts plastic bottles into PPE suits for Thai hospitals

HSBC has joined the initiative by donating empty drinking bottles used by its staff

Port of Sutherland to become home to ‘UK’s greenest’ tyre recycling plant

The plant converts end-of-life tyres into products such as liquid hydrocarbons and carbon black, which can be used to create alternative fuels or ground rubber manufacturing

Wales seeks views on plans to reduce single-use plastics

The consultation is open until 22nd October 2020

UK targets 65% municipal recycling waste by 2035

The Circular Economy Package also aims to have no more than 10% of municipal waste going to landfill during the same period

Travel lightly – ‘world’s first’ hydrogen hotel in Japan celebrates first birthday

The hydrogen hotel in Kawasaki City, Tokyo, creates hydrogen from waste plastics to supply about 30% of the energy the hotel needs

‘Alexa, when is my recycling being collected?’

A new bot will be able to answer questions about waste collection times and which bin should be used for what

New UK facility will convert 30k tonnes of unrecycled plastic to recycled oils

The work for the project is expected to be finalised by the end of 2023