Plastic waste
Teysha Technologies develops biodegradable plastic alternatives

Its AggiePol bio-plastic is derived from sustainable, natural feedstocks such as starches and agricultural waste

Highland Spring launches 100% recycled plastic bottles

It has announced the bottle will be a permanent part of its range offered in the UK

Pile of plastic bottles
Businesses in plastics value chain commit $1bn to cleaning up planet

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste includes companies such as ExxonMobil, Shell, Total and Veolia

Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer says it’s a wrap for plastic packaging

The grocer is trialling a plastic-free fruit and vegetable scheme at its store in Tolworth

Nestlé Smarties
NestlĂ©’s Smarties to go plastic free… sweet!

The food and drink giant aims to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025

Ribena cartons
Ribena unveils berry sustainable new packaging

It will use recycled cardboard trays and less environmentally-intensive plastic bottles

Contact lens being placed in eye
UK eyes its first contact lens recycling scheme

The scheme is a collaboration between Johnson & Johnson Vision and recycling firm TerraCycle

Highlander International's solar compactor
Solar-powered rubbish compactor clamps down on emissions

Highlander International Recycling has created the paper-crushing device for Arjo Wiggins

Rio de Janeiro
Waste-to-energy test plant takes out the trash in Rio

The test facility produces enough biogas each month to power a fleet of 1,000 cars

Plastic waste in landfill
Could Swindon prove plastic for fantastic?

Recycling Technologies says an advanced plastics recycling facility could make the town a leader in cutting waste