Manufacturers must develop and use more ecological packaging.
Watchdog examining claims plastic waste is not being recycled but left to leak into rivers and oceans.
China’s refusal to become the west’s dumping ground is forcing the world to face up to a waste crisis
The scourge of plastic pollution has spread to the human gut. Researchers have found “microplastic” particles in the digestive systems of people across the globe.
It fuels consumption, millions of tonnes of our plastic isn’t recycled at all, says academic Sharon George.
"The politics that's needed to prevent the climate catastrophe—it doesn't exist today," says Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old from Sweden. "We need to change the system."
Chinese ban on waste imports is significantly affecting UK councils’ ability to collect and recycle plastic.
A decision has been made by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to close all of its mixed plastic recycle banks.
With more funding and product stewardship, the recycling crisis could turn into an opportunity.
A third of fish in the Thames Estuary and Firth of Clyde have eaten plastic, a study indicates. Nylon and polyester from clothing, wet wipes and fishing nets were the most common types of plastic.
80% say they would pay up to $10 per week for better services.
Every person reading this has used a plastic bottle, many of whom likely used one in the past day or week. Plastic, in the recent decades, has become a staple of convenience and a modern lifestyle. The surge in plastic bottle use has accompanied a desire for bottled water as Asia has modernized its lifestyle.
Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments
Plastic waste should be stored in landfill sites until it can be mined, according to the government’s chief environment scientist.
Samantha Harding says Coca-Cola’s rewards-based recycling initiative only fuels more consumption, and Jean Glasbergcalls for more water fountains
Visitors to some of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions are to be offered half-price entry in exchange for used plastic drinks bottles, as part of a trial starting on Wednesday which gives instant incentives for recycling.
Host of ABC sleeper hit of 2017 reflects achievements of season one, and what still needs to change.
Millions of tons of waste plastic from British businesses and homes may be ending up in landfill sites across the world, the government’s spending watchdog has warned.
The UK’s recycling system is open to fraud because the government is failing adequately to check what is being reprocessed or sent overseas, according to the spending watchdog.
The BBC is to capitalise on the impact of Blue Planet II by launching a campaign to help people to use less plastic.
The initiative, called Plastics Watch, has the backing of Sir David Attenborough, who said that he had been astonished by the response to his series in which the carnage caused by plastic in the oceans was highlighted.