Government ‘must give local authorities more flexibility on waste’

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee says councils must have the freedom to develop their own recycling strategies

Plastic straws are one thing… but what about banning balloons?!

Government officials in the US state of Maryland are working to introduce a new bill to stop plastic balloons littering the environment

UK bins nearly £10bn worth of food every year

A new survey suggests each adult in the UK throws away an average of £6.84 of unused food each week

New initiative aims to change attitudes towards energy waste

Schneider Electric UK’s ‘Rethink Energy’ initiative hopes to raise awareness and encourage consumers to make conscious decisions towards an energy efficient future

Cheers! Win for Marston’s at National Recycling Awards

The British brewery’s Group Head of Facilities will be speaking at the Energy Live Expo event at the QEII Centre on 5th November in London

Unilever launches refillable bottles to make cleaning products even cleaner

The consumer goods giant’s new ‘ecorefill’ bottles aim to change how packaging is made, distributed, used and disposed of

Bali puts single-use plastic on a permanent gap year with wide-ranging ban

The move aims to stop items such as plastic bottles, carrier bags, coffee cups and polystyrene packaging ending up in the ocean

Tesco turns its bread waste into new product ranges

The supermarket is using wasted baguettes and batons to make bread pudding and olive oil crostini

Environmentally-friendly Chuck Taylors to hit the shelves

Converse is to release models made from recycled plastic bottles, upcycled textiles and reused cotton canvas

North London’s nappies ‘significantly hindering recycling efforts’

The North London Waste Authority says contamination mean the recycling efforts of more than 1,000 households are regularly wasted