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27 01 2021 | 10:57

Plastic petition by UK nine-year-old gains over 70k signatures in under a week.

After studying how microplastics damage the oceans, schoolgirl Lizzie wants the government to stop sending waste to developing countries. A petition by a nine-year-old schoolgirl calling on Boris…

23 01 2021 | 11:36

Why Plastic Pollution Is a Producer Responsibility.

We're all culprits in the plastic pollution crisis — and that's by design. I was reminded of this recently when I ordered a set of carbon filters for my countertop compost bin. (Like most people, I…

20 01 2021 | 09:48

'Loophole' will let UK continue to ship plastic waste to poorer countries.

Post-Brexit regulation doesn’t match new EU rules to tackle ocean pollution, despite UK being Europe’s largest plastic waste producer The UK has been accused of failing to honour its promise to curb…

15 01 2021 | 10:13

Clothes washing linked to ‘pervasive’ plastic pollution in the Arctic.

Polyester fibres that injure marine life were found in sea water across region. The Arctic is “pervasively” polluted by microplastic fibres that most likely come from the washing of synthetic…

03 01 2021 | 08:54

EU Bans Exporting Unsorted Plastic Waste to Poorer Countries.

The European Union's executive branch on Tuesday announced new rules for plastic waste shipments—including a ban on some exports to poorer countries—that will take effect on January 1 as part of the…

27 12 2020 | 07:35

Young Champions Of The Earth: Lefteris Arapakis - Fishing for plastic.

Lefteris Arapakis comes from a long line of fishers. For five generations his family has plied the bountiful waters off southern Greece, netting the same cod and red mulls that have sustained Greeks…

23 12 2020 | 13:34

Microplastics revealed in the placentas of unborn babies.

Health impact is unknown but scientists say particles may cause long-term damage to foetuses. Microplastic particles have been revealed in the placentas of unborn babies for the first time, which…

15 12 2020 | 07:52

Deadliest plastics: bags and packaging biggest marine life killers, study finds.

Wide-ranging review finds whales, dolphins, turtles and seabirds at mortal risk from marine debris. Plastic bags and flexible packaging are the deadliest plastic items in the ocean, killing wildlife…

13 12 2020 | 07:29

550 Groups Urge Biden to Become #PlasticFreePresident With 8 Executive Actions.

A large and diverse coalition of over 550 organizations came together Tuesday to call on President-elect Joe Biden to tackle the plastic pollution crisis through executive actions that would…

13 12 2020 | 06:30

5 Things to Know About Plastic Pollution and How to Stop It.

  Our plastic pollution problem has reached new heights and new depths.

10 12 2020 | 12:46

Human-made materials now outweigh Earth's entire biomass – study.

Production of concrete, metal, plastic, bricks and asphalt greater than mass of living matter on planet, paper says. The giant human footprint stamped across the world in 2020 is greater than the…

28 11 2020 | 08:14

Increase in burning of plastic 'driving up emissions from waste disposal'.

Expansion of energy-from-waste incineration could stop UK hitting its net zero carbon target, campaigners warn. Carbon emissions from waste disposal are increasing because of the expansion of energy…

26 11 2020 | 10:49

Global treaty to tackle plastic pollution gains steam without US and UK.

More than two-thirds of UN member states have declared they are open to a new agreement to stem the rising tide of plastic waste. Support is growing internationally for a new global treaty to tackle…

25 11 2020 | 07:14

Microplastic pollution found near summit of Mount Everest.

Humans now known to have polluted Earth from deepest ocean to highest peak. Microplastic pollution has been discovered in snow close to the peak of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. With…

20 11 2020 | 17:03

Which Countries Are Responsible for All That Ocean Plastic?

A new study gives the U.S. the bronze medal China and Japan are among the “ many, many countries “ flooding U.S. beaches with plastic waste.

19 11 2020 | 12:48

Ellen McArthur Foundation publishes new progress report on plastic use.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has released it’s 2020 Progress Report on the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. The recent New Plastics Economy Global Commitment Progress Report, published by…

16 11 2020 | 07:27

Material Revolutions: Shirts Made from Shellfish, Biodegradable Rum Bottles and Reusable Fast Food Containers.

In the age of consumption, sustainability innovations can help shift cultural habits and protect dwindling natural resources. Improvements in source materials, product durability and end-of-life…

16 11 2020 | 06:54

US and UK citizens are world’s biggest sources of plastic waste – study.

US population may also be third-largest producer of marine plastic pollution. The US and UK produce more plastic waste per person than any other major countries, according to new research.

05 11 2020 | 08:04

How Air Pollution, Food Delivery and Plastic Waste Are Connected.

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered a link between air pollution, food delivery and plastic waste.

05 11 2020 | 08:02

Asda opens new sustainability store.

Supermarket giant has opened its new sustainability trial store and unveiled a new plastics reduction strategy with a promise that customers will not pay more for greener options. In partnership…