Plastic waste

What do recycling symbols actually mean – and what can I recycle?
Recycling

What do recycling symbols actually mean – and what can I recycle?

Recycling doesn’t have to be a headache. Here’s everything you need to know about deciphering the symbols, codes and rules on packaging.

France has banned plastic packaging on fruit and veg – why can’t the UK?
Plastic pollution

France has banned plastic packaging on fruit and veg – why can’t the UK?

We asked experts why the UK hasn’t yet banned plastic packaging – in spite of the damage it’s doing to the climate and environment.

The growing movement to end UK waste incineration
Air pollution

The growing movement to end UK waste incineration

Waste incineration rates are increasing around the UK – but climate campaigners say burning rubbish is a threat to human and planetary health.

What happens to plastic waste in the UK?
Environment

What happens to plastic waste in the UK?

Piles of plastic dumped at Downing Street in campaign against plastic exports
Environment

Piles of plastic dumped at Downing Street in campaign against plastic exports

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Plastic pollution: Huge majority of Brits support tax on plastic packaging
Environment

Plastic pollution: Huge majority of Brits support tax on plastic packaging

Sadiq Khan approves 100 water fountains across London
Environment

Sadiq Khan approves 100 water fountains across London

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