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

Ibiza ‘generates more than twice the waste per person of Europe’

The Sant Antoni Bay was found to have the highest rate of plastic pollution in the Mediterranean

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

Plastic six-packs ‘now fully-recyclable in UK’

Beverage packing producer Hi-Cone and recycling firm TerraCycle have teamed up to provide a service allowing consumers to send in the plastic packaging to be turned into new products

Food Waste Reduction Roadmap secures 185 signatories in first year

The scheme aims to see the volume of food wasted across the country halved by 2030 and was launched last year by WRAP and IGD