Wash a waste! – we use 61kg of shower gel each year

A new report reveals UK homes produce 1.5k tonnes of single-use plastic waste per year and only 9% of this is recycled

Plastic bag charge in Scotland to double to 10p

The move is expected to come into effect from 1st April

England’s plastic straw ban kicks in tomorrow

Businesses that will not stop selling or supplying single-use plastic straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers could face fines

Abu Dhabi set to ban single-use plastic by 2021

A new policy by The Environment Agency aims to foster a culture of recycling to reduce plastic dependency

Supermarkets report 90% decline in plastic bag sales after 5p charge

The average person in England now buys only 10 bags a year compared with 140 bags in 2014 before the charge was introduced

EU Council adopts ban on single-use plastic products

The formal adoption of the new rules is the final step in the procedure

Major milestone for Foreign Office in cutting plastic use

It has eliminated 97% of single-use plastics from its UK estate since February

UK Parliament crackdown on plastic waste

A 25p charge will be added to hot drinks served in single-use cups as part of a trial

Spring Statement: Chancellor consults on tax charges to tackle plastic waste

Philip Hammond said money raised from any tax changes would be invested in developing new, greener products and processes