What happened in May: the UK bans wet wipes, Europe considers a widespread single use plastic ban and a plastic free logo is launched.
What happened in April: Waitrose bans disposable cups and Iceland bans palm oil while the UK puts an end to plastic straws.
What happened in March: the UK considers a deposit scheme, a charity introduces plastic mapping and restaurants put sustainability on the menu.
What happened in February: the Queen bans plastic, Scotland bans cotton buds and a study contributes cosmetics to air pollution.
What happened in January: Iceland eliminates plastic, consumers mock unnecessary packaging and May reveals an environmental plan.