Hilton scrubs up its sustainability act with soap recycling scheme

The hotel chain is launching a soap recycling programme to stop half-used bars being sent to landfill in the UK

Ireland cracks down on illegal waste dumping with map of legal collectors

Around €3m has been invested into local community measures to tackle illegal dumping this year

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

Reverse vending machine hits the market to wind back the clock on waste

That’s the prediction from Andy Jacobs, CEO of ACM Environmental, the distributor of a new range of innovative devices under the EcoVend brand

There are 69m pieces of wanted furniture in the UK – but don’t throw yours away!

The NLWA is urging people to upcycle unwanted items rather than dump them or buy new ones, in order to help avoid massive volumes of waste clogging up landfill sites

‘Complicated’ waste scheme hits Pembrokeshire

The Welsh initiative involves rubbish being split into a bag for cardboard, a box for paper, a bag for plastic and metal packaging, a box for food waste, a box for glass and a clear bag for small batteries

On-street recycling launches for the first time in Edinburgh

Environmental charity Hubbub and The City of Edinburgh Council have joined together for a five-month trial

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