Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to more than a dozen countries as Kuala Lumpur said it will not become the world’s rubbish bin.
Asda is launching a new “sustainability store” where shoppers will be able to fill containers with own-brand products as well as Kellogg’s cereals and PG Tips tea.
Supermarkets’ use of single-use plastic has risen to more than 900,000 tonnes, despite retailers making public commitments to cut down on their packaging, according to a report by Greenpeace and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).
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.
A hedgehog was found with a bottle cap ring lodged round its neck this week.
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A group of walkers who hiked for four hours to a remote beauty spot were shocked to find it strewn with plastic rubbish.
It’s been unusually quiet in our flat this week.
Hundreds of volunteers attended a beach clean at Banff on Saturday.
Pixie Lott has traded performing on stage to become a member of the BBC Watchdog Live team as a guest reporter.
Runners taking part in a half marathon at Crathes Castle are being encouraged to do their bit for the environment.
A new smartphone app has been launched to build a “health map” of Scotland’s coastlines to help protect marine species and reduce pollution.
More than 1,500 abandoned items of camping gear have been salvaged from the Belladrum Festival to help refugees.
A Newtonmore estate has been granted retrospective permission by Cairngorm National Park Authority (CNPA) to resurface its hill track at Carn Sgulain, provided it doesn’t use plastic matting.
Shetland fishermen have called for tougher controls on foreign boats creating plastic pollution in Scottish waters.
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.
Single-use plastic drinks bottles will be barred from sale at Glastonbury Festival for the first time this year.
A young Highland MSP last night spoke of her pride one year on from launching a campaign to cut the use of plastic.
Greenpeace activists have been out encouraging Christmas shoppers to force supermarkets to make plastic waste a priority as part of a campaign to end ocean pollution
Moray Council pledged to reduce the amount of single-use plastic it throws away in order to encourage others to protect the region’s coastline.
A chain of supermarkets will save around 265 tonnes of plastic a year in Aberdeenshire by using clear, recyclable trays on its fruit and vegetables in its stores.
A new floating rubbish bin has been installed at a north-east harbour to help remove litter and prevent pollution.
A study of the words used by children in their own stories has revealed a preoccupation with plastic and computer games.
A Moray eatery has set the ambitious target of being entirely plastic free by the end of year.
A call for more ambitious action to tackle the plastic littering the ocean has come from Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael.
An environmentalist is set to be the first person to paddleboard from one end of Britain to the other - and will pick up plastic pollution from the shores as she goes.
Sir Michael Morpurgo and Dame Jacqueline Wilson are campaigning for the book trade to ditch plastic.
Boardmasters surf and music festival has announced it is implementing a re-usable cup scheme to reduce the amount of single-use plastic generated.