Floating plastic waste ‘can carry invasive species across oceans’

Environmental non-profit Plastic Oceans UK claims items such as old bottles and packaging can act as a raft, enabling a variety of organisms to reach new habitats

‘Love Water’ campaign urges consumers to curb consumption

Businesses are also being urged to get involved and play their part to save water and protect the environment by reducing pollution and waste

Northern Irish firm aims to roll up carpet waste for good

The tiles will be resold to local community groups or social housing, reused as a floor surface for use in horse riding centres or burned to create energy

Could menstrual cups help bin plastic waste?

A new report suggests they could not only improve women’s health, comfort and bank account – they could also help slash their environmental footprint

Petition to put the freeze on doorless fridges gathers 20k signatures

Fridges and freezers without doors are much less energy efficient than closed versions because cold air leaks into supermarket aisles

Jaguar Land Rover explores using recycled plastic on its cars

The car giant is working with German chemical company BASF to develop the ‘premium-grade’ material

Saudi Arabian firm to invest £1bn in UK energy recovery projects

The projects are expected to divert more than a million tons of waste from landfill

WRAP launches £1m grant to wrap up England’s business waste

The funding is available to organisations that collect rubbish generated by sectors such as hospitality and food service, education, health, transport, retail, wholesale and offices

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