Brexit: Waste firms urged to review contingency plans in no-deal scenario

Changes to border controls could have an impact on some waste exports if the UK leaves the EU without a deal

UK announces £9.75m cash boost for councils to clean up high streets

It comes ahead of the ‘National High Street Perfect Day’, a locally led and funded community clean-up planned for this summer

Asda
Asda removes 6,500 tonnes of plastic from own-brand packaging

The supermarket chain claims it has reduced the amount of plastic used to sell almost 1,000 products

Hyke Gin
New gin hits the shelves – and it’s made of leftover grapes

Foxhole Spirits has launched Hyke Gin, which is made of fermented and distilled table grapes

Aluminium cans
Policy reforms ‘could nearly double aluminium recycling’

A new report suggests this would prevent £50 million of wasted resources each year

Household waste
Trials to turn waste to hot water fire up across UK

HERU technology converts a wide range of rubbish into usable heat and gas

Fish surrounded by ocean plastic
Sky teams up with Ambienta to wash away ocean waste

They plan to work together to jointly develop a common methodology for measuring pollution

UK aid supports community recycling in Kenya

WasteAid is working with a local partner to develop a waste and recyling centre in Kwa Muhia

EU plastic packaging recycling almost doubled since 2005

However, only 12% of material resources used in 2016 came from recycled products and recovered materials

Iceland
Iceland trials plastic-free fruit and veg packaging

The supermarket aims to test whether its consumers are willing to buy loose produce in a bid to reduce waste and protect the planet