UK plans to make plastic packaging producers pay for waste disposal
The proposals would make plastic packaging producers pay the full cost of dealing with their waste and introduce a deposit return scheme for cans and bottles
We've got this mountain of trash - why don't we ski down it?
The plant is an important step in Copenhagen's ambition to become the world's first carbon-neutral capital
Big brands revisit the milkman model to cut plastic pollution
The service, called Loop, will deliver products such as juice and shampoo in reusable glass and metal bottles to shoppers' doorsteps and retrieve empties for cleaning and reuse
China launches pilot 'waste-free city' plan to boost recycling
Ten cities will be selected for the first phase, with measures to include better sorting of solid waste, improvements in urban planning and the construction of new treatment facilities
U.S. Energy Department to develop lithium recycling research center
Lithium-ion batteries are used widely in everything from laptop computers to cars, and demand for them is increasing rapidly as more electric vehicles hit the roads
China to crack down on diesel trucks, raise fuel standards
The government said it would 'significantly increase' the number of diesel trucks capable of meeting emission standards by 2020
French pair invent plastic-to-fuel recycler fit for African bush
Every year about 260 million tonnes of plastic is produced
Madrid restricts traffic in city centre to clean up air pollution
Madrid authorities hope to catch up with other European capital that are already imposing traffic restrictions to improve air quality
Pig out? Asia gets a taste of climate-friendly 'pork'
Can a vegan 'pork' chop bun win over the world's keenest pork consumers?