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  1. New Zealand will ban single-use plastic bags by next year
    New Zealand will ban single-use plastic bags by next year 10 Aug 2018

    New Zealand is intending to outlaw plastic bags in a bid to cut back on waste.

    Oceania,Policy
  2. Only 1% of MPs see the light on energy prices
    Only 1% of MPs see the light on energy prices 2 Aug 2018

    British Members of Parliament have again shown a worrying level of ignorance on basic energy facts.

    Europe,Policy
  3. Plastic bag sales in England down 86% since 2015
    Plastic bag sales in England down 86% since 2015 30 Jul 2018

    The sale of plastic bags in England continues its downward trend since the introduction of a 5p charge.

    Europe,Policy
  4. Canary Wharf to become first commercial centre to go plastic free
    Canary Wharf to become first commercial centre to go plastic free 26 Jul 2018

    The Canary Wharf Group is taking steps to remove single-use plastics across its entire property estate.

    Europe,Policy
  5. Your waste may not be recycled after all, says report
    Your waste may not be recycled after all, says report 24 Jul 2018

    A new study by the National Audit Office (NAO) has found that the UK’s Environment Agency largely ignores the bigger picture when it comes to where your recycled waste ends up.

    Europe,Policy
  6. Video footage shows ‘garbage emergency’ in the Dominican Republic
    Video footage shows ‘garbage emergency’ in the Dominican Republic 23 Jul 2018

    New footage from the Dominican Republic has highlighted the drastic problem of plastic waste.

    North America,Policy
  7. UK flood defences to receive a £40m boost
    UK flood defences to receive a £40m boost 23 Jul 2018

    A fresh injection of cash from central government will improve the UK’s resilience to extreme weather events.

    Europe,Finance,Policy
  8. Up to one third of supermarket plastic not widely recyclable
    Up to one third of supermarket plastic not widely recyclable 20 Jul 2018

    An investigation from consumer body Which? has found mixed results on the levels of recyclable plastic in the UK’s largest supermarkets.

    Europe,Policy
  9. Marriott to remove all plastic straws from hotels by 2019
    Marriott to remove all plastic straws from hotels by 2019 19 Jul 2018

    The world’s largest hotel chain is set to remove all plastic straws from its 6,500 properties.

    Worldwide,Policy
  10. Morrisons supermarket to trial plastic bottle return scheme
    Morrisons supermarket to trial plastic bottle return scheme 18 Jul 2018

    Morrisons has become the latest retailer to trial a scheme to increase plastic bottle recycling.

    Europe,Policy

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