Australian startup RETURNR launches deposit scheme for clean takeaway containers

The sustainable scheme replaces single-use takeaway containers with reusable plates and bowls

Boots cuts 149 tonnes of plastic from gift range ahead of festive season

The pharmaceutical retailer has also committed to reduce the plastic packaging used in its online deliveries by 76%

Morrisons ditches hard-to-recycle black plastic from its products

The move accounts for almost 4,000 tonnes of plastic being made more easily recyclable

Aldi looks to net avoidable plastic waste with new reusable bags

The trial will launch across more than 250 stores in Scotland, the North of England and the Midlands from the end of November

John Lewis pilots sustainability initiatives at Oxford store

It aims to encourage ‘reduce, reuse and return’ among its customers and will test eight ways in which the retailer and its customers can reduce their impact on the planet

P&G to double recycled content of cleaning product plastic packaging

The brand said the step to reduce the environmental impact of its cleaning products will begin in 2020

Probably the world’s first paper beer bottle?

Carlsberg has revealed two prototypes for innovative paper beer bottles to help reduce the amount of waste it generates

P&G joins labelling scheme to bin confusing recycling instructions

The consumer goods giant has signed up to the On-Pack Recycling Label scheme, through which it will provide clear and concise guidance on how better to dispose of waste

Stella Artois, Budweiser and Bud Light brands go plastic-free

Budweiser Brewing Group has invested in £6.3 million of new equipment at its breweries in South Wales and Lancashire to produce greener packaging options

Notepads made from old coffee cups tackle the tearable problem of waste

James Cropper has created the range for Seawhite of Brighton, which produces items such as notebooks and sketchpads

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