UK to trial reusable packaging in its takeaways

Just Eat has launched a reusable packaging trial that aims to tackle plastic pollution

A sticky situation gets £10m solution

Government has launched a taskforce to tackle chewing gum litter across England’s streets – with major producers investing up to £10m

Discarded Reading Festival tents ‘could take 10,000 years to decompose’

Festival-goers leave the festival and tonnes of plastic waste destined for landfill – including tents, used underwear and condoms

Defra refutes disposable nappy tax – but how would it protect the environment?

Brits dispose of around 3bn disposable nappies per year, which makes up 3% of household waste. Could a tax have changed this? What do parents think?

Glasgow ‘slashes CO2 emissions by 41% since 2006’

The local authority said it is on the right path to achieving net zero by 2030

How many kilograms does your recycling waste weigh?

North Lanarkshire Council in Scotland will trial a recycling weighing technology, aiming to increase recycling rates

Living next to landfill site has made five-year-old’s life ‘unbearable’

Tom Currie, uncle of a five-year-old boy living next to a Staffordshire landfill site told ELN, noxious fumes are affecting his nephew’s breathing problems

Circular economy projects in Ireland win €490m funding

Projects in areas such as sustainable fashion, marine plastics, reusable food packaging and construction are being supported

EBRD takes stake in Turkish waste-to-energy firm

With the investment, EBRD aims to promote private-sector collaboration in municipal waste management

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