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

Marston’s to phase out 500,000 plastic bottles from its hotels

The firm will remove single-use plastic water bottles and plastic cups from its Inns estate by the end of 2019

How do thousands of elastic bands end up on an uninhabited island?

The National Trust says it has solved the mystery of Mullion Island… and the answer is a disturbing one

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

Halloween costumes turn to terrifying tonnes of plastic waste

Charities Hubbub and The Fairyland Trust say the frightening costumes worn for trick and treating often end up in the bin the next day

Carex partners with TerraCycle to wash up soap pump waste

Together the organisations have launched a free recycling programme for hand wash pumps and refill pouches across the UK

Waste-to-energy plant in Edmonton ‘could help slash emissions’

That’s the claim from engineering consultants Ramboll, who say the facility will displace the need for virgin fossil fuels such as gas and coal