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