Household waste
Trials to turn waste to hot water fire up across UK

HERU technology converts a wide range of rubbish into usable heat and gas

Iceland
Iceland trials plastic-free fruit and veg packaging

The supermarket aims to test whether its consumers are willing to buy loose produce in a bid to reduce waste and protect the planet

Coffee cups
Glasgow’s single-use plastic cups get binned in new scheme

Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Cup Movement will see convenient recycling points installed across the city

Paper bags being trialled at Morrisons
Morrisons unveils new plans to get sustainable shopping in the bag

The supermarket is trialling a rollout of paper bags at its check-outs and raising the price of plastic bags

Electronic waste
Electronic waste RAM-ming landfills worth $62bn

A new report shows this is three-times the value of all silver produced each year

Nestlé Smarties
Nestlé’s Smarties to go plastic free… sweet!

The food and drink giant aims to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025

Ribena cartons
Ribena unveils berry sustainable new packaging

It will use recycled cardboard trays and less environmentally-intensive plastic bottles

Highlander International's solar compactor
Solar-powered rubbish compactor clamps down on emissions

Highlander International Recycling has created the paper-crushing device for Arjo Wiggins

Rio de Janeiro
Waste-to-energy test plant takes out the trash in Rio

The test facility produces enough biogas each month to power a fleet of 1,000 cars

Italy ships really rubbish fuel to Denmark for first time

Norwegian recycling company Geminor shipped the rubbish-based fuel from Naples to Sjelland