Just Eat takeaway customers have started receiving sauces in seaweed sachets in a trial designed to cut single-use plastic waste.
Tesco is to remove one billion pieces of plastic from products by the end of 2020 as it seeks to reduce its environmental impact, the UK’s biggest retailer has announced.
Media company Sky is putting more than £1.5 million into a “modernised milkman” service in its biggest investment yet to help cut single-use packaging harming the oceans.
Asda customers will be encouraged to bring in their own refillable containers when shopping from next year in a bid to cut down on plastic.
An uninhabited island that is so remote a permit is required to visit has been littered with thousands of elastic bands, by seabirds mistakenly thinking they are worms.
Halloween costumes sold by some of the UK’s biggest retailers will contain the equivalent of 83 million plastic bottles, a study suggests.
Targets to curb toxic air pollutants will be among a series of legally binding goals to improve the environment under plans set out by the Government.
Waitrose is trialling the removal of plastic wrapping from multi-buy cans of vegetables as customers increasingly question the waste it produces.
An Aberdeen shopping centre has started a new initiative to reduce plastic waste.
The NHS is pledging to cut more than 100 million plastic straws, cups and cutlery items from hospitals across England each year.
Scotland has become the first part of the UK to ban the sale of plastic cotton buds.
Marmite maker Unilever has announced plans to halve the amount of virgin plastic it uses by 2025 as part of a major sustainability push.
Hundreds of thousands of girls and young women are calling for the UK to make a promise to reduce single-use plastic.
Burger King is removing all plastic toys from its children’s meals served in the UK from Thursday to save an estimated 320 tonnes of waste annually.
Pixie Lott has traded performing on stage to become a member of the BBC Watchdog Live team as a guest reporter.
A “fundamental shift” away from all single-use packaging – not just plastic but other materials too – is needed to help the environment, MPs have urged.
Two more seals with plastic flying rings stuck around their necks and two tangled in netting have been spotted by volunteers on the Norfolk coast.
Hungry green turtles are being fooled by plastic that looks like their natural diet, new research suggests.
Under the scheme, shoppers will pay a 20p deposit when buying drinks purchased in single-use plastic or glass bottles and aluminium or steel cans.
More than 75% of Scots believe people would understand how to use a deposit return scheme based on a variable fee, according to a survey.
The amount of plastic the UK is shipping abroad is reducing, a Aberdeen MP has been told.
Dougie Poynter has ditched bottled shampoo in a bid to be more environmentally friendly.
Royal Ballet soloist Fernando Montano dances under water surrounded by plastic to highlight the pollution of the world’s oceans.
A network of marine reserves could be rolled out across the high seas to protect wildlife hotspots and save species from extinction, a report has said.
A group of protesters gathered at north-east supermarkets to campaign against the use of plastic packaging.
Campaigners aiming to reduce plastic waste are to hold a protest at a north-east supermarket.
Single-use plastic drinks bottles will be barred from sale at Glastonbury Festival for the first time this year.
A schoolboy is urging people living in Aberdeen to join him in a bid to cut down on plastic pollution.
Samsung has announced it is to begin replacing plastic packaging materials with “environmentally sustainable elements”.
Councillors to keep watching brief on trial that could see plastic filling potholes on Aberdeen roads
Councillors have agreed to monitor trials of using plastic to fill city potholes.