Defra asked to secure recycling collections amid lockdown

‘Vital supply of good quality packaging material’ is facing a shortage as retail outlets close their shutters

US announces $25m for R&D in plastic recycling

The funding is part of the US Government’s Plastics Innovation Challenge aimed to accelerate innovations in plastics recycling technologies

The Ocean Cleanup launches river-cleaning device to tackle plastic pollution

The solar-powered Interceptor 001 has been deployed at the Cengkareng drain in Jakarta on a trial run since May 2019.

Increasing rate of Covid-19 ‘poses challenges to waste management industry’

Geminor has called for a joint effort to maintain the management and treatment of waste streams and encouraged all industry players to implement a contingency plan

First-ever ‘low plastic zone’ launches in London

Three-quarters of businesses in the Cowcross Street area of Islington have permanently reduced the amount of single-use plastic they use and offer to customers

Thousands of tonnes of recyclable waste from trains sent to landfill

Waste disposal firm BusinessWaste suggests a lack of bin options on trains wastes resources and costs passengers more money

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

Boots cuts 149 tonnes of plastic from gift range ahead of festive season

The pharmaceutical retailer has also committed to reduce the plastic packaging used in its online deliveries by 76%

Hellmann’s and Just Eat bring seaweed sauce sachets to takeaway sector

The firms are working together with Notpla to tackle plastic pollution in a new trial across London

‘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