Ralph Lauren unveils polo shirts made from plastic bottles

The firm has pledged to remove 170 million bottles from landfills and oceans by 2025

Guinness goes green with plastic-free packaging

Drinks giant Diageo says plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap will be also removed from packs of Harp, Rockshore and Smithwick’s beers

Coloured bin bags
Swiss city of Bern cuts residual waste by 20% with six-way recycling stream

Around 2,500 people across the city participated in a trial which saw them separate their household waste into a range of different coloured bin bags for easier sorting

Bread and beer
Could a new beer be the best thing since sliced bread?

Toast Ale brews its Pale Ale, Craft Lager, Session IPA and American Pale Ale using unsold loaves and unused crusts that would otherwise be binned

New funding to perk up paper cup recycling nationwide

The Cup Fund is offering grants for at least 10 projects to develop infrastructure and ensure tea and coffee cups are collected and sent for recycling

EU member states ‘continue to struggle with emissions’

Full implementation of EU environmental legislation is expected to save the economy around €55bn every year

Sustainable print facility recycles its way to $200k profit

Minneapolis-based Bolger uses a range of innovative measures to reduce its environmental impact

Plastic waste on African beach
Diageo, Unilever, Coca Cola and Nestlé pledge to clean up plastic in Africa

The firms say they want to improve the recycling rate of plastic waste, create jobs and boost business

EV battery
New tech means 80% of an EV battery can now be recycled

Clean energy company Fortum says it has a solution for what is potentially the biggest sustainability issue associated with EVs

Walkers collects 500k crisp packets in recycling scheme

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