Two of the UK’s largest supermarkets, Tesco and Sainsbury’s, are planning to ban plastic cotton buds in a bid to fight marine plastic pollution, also pledging to replace the plastic stems of the cotton buds with paper by the end of 2017 in their own brand products.
Celebrity chef and waste campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has accused brands of ‘greenwashing’ responses to the burning issue of coffee cup waste, criticising in particular a campaign to increase high street recycling of takeaway cups.
A new set of guidelines on recycling is hoping to clear up once and for all what materials can and can’t be recycled at the kerbside in an attempt to remove the confusion holding back recycling the UK.
A ‘major’ fire at Palm Recycling’s King’s Lynn facility this weekend shut down operations and saw one person taken to hospital, though the blaze was confined to a small area and there were no serious injuries.
The resources industry has welcomed the publication of a plan to introduce more consistent recycling across England in an attempt to increase participation and decrease contamination of kerbside recycling services.
Hugh’s War on Waste is set to return to our screens tonight, waging new wars on waste culprits Amazon and coffee giants Starbucks, Caffe Nero and Costa and revisiting FareShare to see what developments have been made.