Unilever to shelve half of virgin plastic use by 2025

The consumer goods giant, which owns popular household brands as Dove, Persil and PG Tips, also promised to collect and reuse more plastic than it sells by the same date

Biffa ordered to pay £600k for exporting banned waste to China

The waste management giant said it would seek to appeal against the verdict

Pret puts a lid on coffee cup waste with recycling scheme rollout

Almost 90% its shops have recycling points, with customers able to leave any brand paper coffee cup for recycling

Recycling firm ordered to pay £54k for breaching environmental regulations

Northern Compliance pleaded guilty this week for its failure to finance the cost of the collection, treatment, recovery or disposal of household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in 2017

P&G joins labelling scheme to bin confusing recycling instructions

The consumer goods giant has signed up to the On-Pack Recycling Label scheme, through which it will provide clear and concise guidance on how better to dispose of waste

Six million people across UK lie about how much they recycle

This means nearly a tenth of the population are dishonest about where their rubbish ends up

Starbucks and Hubbub spill the beans on cup recycling winners

The Cup Fund is providing between £50,000 and £100,000 each to 12 winners

Leeds waste fraudster’s jail term extended by nine years

Terry Soloman Dugbo is currently serving a record seven years and six months in jail after defrauding the electrical waste recycling industry of £2.2m in 2016

Battery groups charge towards greener production and recycling

International industry groups have signed a binding memorandum of cooperation to improve global health, safety and environmental performance in the lead battery supply chain

Notepads made from old coffee cups tackle the tearable problem of waste

James Cropper has created the range for Seawhite of Brighton, which produces items such as notebooks and sketchpads