New trial offers financial incentives for smart EV charging

Up to 1,000 members of the public who own EVs and charge it at their homes will take part in the pilot project

Aldi to trial new carrier bags to save 1,300 tonnes of plastic a year

The most popular option will be rolled out across the UK at the end of the trial and offered alongside Aldi’s other reusable bags

City of London to ban polluting vehicles from one street

It plans to create the first low emission street near Moorgate next April

Ofgem intends to confirm npower provisional order for switching trial

It comes after the Big Six supplier agreed to allow only 50,000 out of 100,000 customers sought by the regulator to participate in the collective switching trial

Energy switching trial boosts customer savings, finds Ofgem

Customers did not have to provide complicated information about their existing tariff to see personalised savings

Morrisons trials plastic bottles deposit return scheme

It is offering 10p for each bottle returned to spend in store

Iceland trials 10p paper bags in war against plastic

It aims to find out if customers are willing to ditch plastic carrier bags and pay 10p for an alternative

Co-op to trial deposit return scheme for plastic bottles at UK music festivals

Reverse vending machines will be installed at its pop-up stores at Download, Latitude and Reading and Leeds festivals

Sainsbury’s dumps £10m food waste initiative

The ‘Waste Less, Save More’ project was launched in 2015 to help consumers reduce food waste and ultimately save money

Starbucks sees 156% boost in reusable cups after 5p charge

It will also be testing alternative solutions for plastic straws across 54 stores in London and Manchester next month