UK bins nearly £10bn worth of food every year

A new survey suggests each adult in the UK throws away an average of £6.84 of unused food each week

Bali puts single-use plastic on a permanent gap year with wide-ranging ban

The move aims to stop items such as plastic bottles, carrier bags, coffee cups and polystyrene packaging ending up in the ocean

North London’s nappies ‘significantly hindering recycling efforts’

The North London Waste Authority says contamination mean the recycling efforts of more than 1,000 households are regularly wasted

Scotland hits record food waste recycling rate

Since 2013, the increase in the amount of food waste being recycled has prevented 41,500 tonnes of greenhouse gases being produced

Aldi wipes plastic packaging off its toilet paper shelves

The supermarket chain says swapping plastic packaging on loo roll with paper could save 935 tonnes of plastic across the UK each year, if adopted on a national basis

Was Glastonbury such a plastic-free party after all?

This year, the iconic festival made the commitment to go entirely plastic free but the aftermath shows this may not have been as successful as initially hoped

McDonald’s puts the freeze on McFlurry plastic packaging

The ice cream will be served in 100% recyclable cardboard containers from September this year

Waste oil and plastic residues transformed into new packaging with new partnership

Renewable fuel producer Neste and chemicals giant LyondellBasell have successfully produced bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene at a commercial scale

Scuba divers break Guinness World Record with underwater litter pick

A total of 633 divers cleaned the seabed around the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier in Florida to break the record

London could rebuild The Shard out of recycled plastic – five times over

Last year, the capital city recycled or reused a total of 63,969 tonnes of plastic