Having whittled it down to five charities, Tesco has launched a public vote to name beneficiaries of an estimated £1.8m to be raised from carrier bag charges in Scotland and Wales.
Microsoft has entered into a partnership with iFixit, the online repair manual site, to boost the reuse market for smartphones, tablets and laptops.
Kimberly-Clark is exploring opportunities around the circular economy as it looks to secure a more reliable supply of fibre for recycling and use in the products it sells.
Sony Corporation has announced that it plans to sell its flame-retardant recycled plastic to a wide variety of manufacturing business operators such as consumer electronics retailers, both within Japan and abroad.
The trend for lightweighting of materials and component parts is growing in the automotive industry as car makers look to improve fuel economy within their fleets, according to a DuPont-backed study.
"The biggest challenge for water by a long way is the developing impact of climate change. That's going to determine everything that happens in water policy over the next 30 to 40 years."
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