FLINT: documentary about toxic tap water in the US

FLINT - described as a 'monumental testimonial' -  provides chapter and verse on what is the largest water poisoning disaster in American history.

Reduced plastic in Wilko Christmas paper products

As we now know, many Christmas paper products aren't recyclable because they have hard-to-separate coatings of plastic or are covered with non-recyclable glitter or foil. This year retailer Wilko has taken steps towards eliminating single-use plastic from its paper and packaging. For example its gift and bottle bags are now 100 per cent recyclable, as are  its duo cocktail kisses and duo Christmas foliage 16-pack Christmas card packs - both cards and the boxes they come in. 

Beaver Trust launches film to promote beavers as friend not foe

Britain’s beavers could be major allies in tackling the climate and extinction crises – but without more public and government support face a fragile future, says Beaver Trust, which is launching a new documentary exploring the UK's relationship with the endangered but controversial species.

Ecosia - the tree planting search engine

You may be among its users, but if you haven't heard about it, Ecosia is an eco-friendly search engine that donates profits to tree planting in Africa.

IKEA opens its first ever second-hand shop

IKEA's first second-hand store is being run by the existing IKEA Västerås store that will provide furniture and home furnishing accessories which for different reasons have been damaged. At ReTuna they will be repaired and sold on.

The collaboration with ReTuna (put all thoughts of tinned fish out of your mind) will help IKEA understand why some of its products are turned into waste, what condition they're in when people discard them and why people choose to donate or recycle products. And of course to see if there's consumer demand for second-hand/repaired items. 

Mattress recycling plant opens in Bolton

 A new facility has opened in Bolton that will recycle up to a 250,000 mattresses thrown away in the Greater Manchester region every year.

This plant will further reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, and make good use of a wide range of materials that can be recycled into products - such as pet bedding, carpet underlay, and even stab-proof vests.

The plant has also created 25 new jobs and its launch is part of the waste management contract between Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK.

Biodegradable teabags from Dorset Tea

biodegradable teabags from dorset tea. bags contain no plastic and can be industrially composted