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The plastic people still recycle incorrectly – and does it really matter?

How should you dispose of plastic cutlery, bottles, salad bags and glass? Can these common items be recycled, and how do you know? We explain how to recycle in the UK.

How good are the UK’s councils at explaining their recycling systems?

Our data suggests councils are failing to educate UK residents on how to recycle correctly at home. But why is it important, and what can you do?

Waitrose Unpacked – is packaging-free food budget-friendly?

Waitrose has extended its packaging-free trial to stores in Abingdon, Cheltenham and Wallingford. The trial allows customers to bring in their own, refillable containers for fruit and veg, pasta, cereals,...

Tesco and Iceland’s crackdown on supermarket plastic bags

Tesco has announced a ban on plastic bags arriving with online groceries and Iceland is trialling a plastic-bag-free shop. Other supermarkets are already cutting down on plastic bags. What are the online grocers doing about plastic?

Iceland returns to plastic despite commitment to remove it from stores

After failing to successfully launch bananas packaged without plastic, Iceland has reintroduced plastic bags for the fruit.  In February 2019, Iceland launched bananas sold wrapped only in a paper band....

Seven ways to recycle better

Whether it’s giving packaging a quick rinse or taking stretchy plastic to a supermarket collection point, there’s lots you can do to cut down on plastic waste and help the...

Almost half of supermarket packaging isn’t easily recyclable, Which? finds

Only 52% of supermarket packaging can be easily recycled according to our latest recycling investigation. We dissected packaging from a range of popular supermarket own-brand groceries and added up how...

New report shows UK supermarkets sell 59 billion pieces of single-use plastic per year

Seven of the top supermarkets are responsible for selling 59 billion pieces of single-use plastic per year. Who is the worst offender, and what's being done about supermarket plastic packaging?

How much do you really know about recycling plastic?

Plastic packaging can be confusing, and it's hard to figure out what is and isn't recyclable. We explain the types of plastic common in the UK and what to do with them.

Up to 29% of supermarket packaging is not recyclable, Which? finds

We've investigated just how much plastic supermarkets use, and reveal what you can do to reduce your plastic footprint

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