Blue Planet fans get help to cut plastic

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.

Children’s tales reveal worries about plastic

Plastic has been named children’s word of the year following an analysis of the language they used when writing stories.

An annual study of thousands of short stories submitted to the 2018 BBC Radio 2 competition found the use of “plastic” had doubled in a year as children wrote about the threat to the planet of discarded bottles, bags and containers.

Plastics 101 - with National Geographic's new global commitment "Planet or Plastic?"

Planet or Plastic? Takes a comprehensive approach to tackling major environmental crisis, encompassing storytelling, consumer education & engagement, scientific research and innovative partnerships

The June issue of National Geographic Magazine looks in depth at how single-use plastic impacts our planet.

National Geographic asks people to take simple steps to reduce single-use plastic; hosts 3-Day takeover on social channels featuring Zooey Deschanel.

Investigation: Coca Cola and the ‘fight back’ against plans to tackle plastic waste.

Coca Cola has been lobbying against plans for a new bottle collection scheme in Scotland designed to reduce plastic waste, according to an Unearthed investigation.

A leaked internal document from the firm reveals the company prioritised a “fight back” against EU moves to introduce deposit return schemes (DRS).

Plastic Waste Now Polluting Arctic Ocean, Scientists Find

Plastic waste in the ocean is now so widespread it is polluting remote ice floes in the Arctic, scientists have discovered.

A team from Exeter University discovered blocks of polystyrene in areas hundreds of miles from land which until recently were covered by ice all year round.