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Sainsbury’s vows to cut plastic use in half by 2025

The supermarket Sainsbury’s has joined efforts to reduce their packaging waste, with the chain pledging to halve the amount of plastic it uses by 2025.

No-deal Brexit could force increase in landfill waste

Concerns have arisen that a no-deal Brexit could see more waste sent to landfill in the UK due to the impact on waste exports to EU-based facilities.

Hampshire rail line first to be powered by solar energy

On Friday, roughly 100 solar panels began to supply electricity to power the signalling and lights on Network Rail’s Wessex route.

Carbon emitting cars must be phased out to meet climate change targets, MPs say

The Science and Technology Select Committee has said that emissions will not hit the UK Zero Net Carbon target by 2050 unless existing vehicles are phased out for greener alternatives.

Plastic bag sales in England halve in one year

England’s largest supermarkets have halved plastic bag sales in the last year, according to new data.

Gove backs major recycling scheme and issues climate change warning

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has pledged his support to a major plastic bottle recycling scheme during a speech at London’s Kew Gardens.

Oil and gas industry announce they are “listening” to Greta Thunberg

A leading industry figure said that the UK offshore oil and gas sector “is listening” to teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

Waitrose trial package-free produce

Waitrose has launched a “bold” new trial which seeks to reduce packaging. From today, customers at the Botley Road store in Oxford can use their own containers to buy products like rice, cereal, pasta and lentils.

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