A decision has been made by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to close all of its mixed plastic recycle banks.
Plastic waste should be stored in landfill sites until it can be mined, according to the government’s chief environment scientist.
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.
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.
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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.
Researchers find levels of plastic fibres in popular bottled water brands could be twice as high as those found in tap water
Video posted on YouTube shows water densely strewn with food wrappers, cups and sachets as tropical fish dart in and out
Oceanic plastic pollution is helping to spread colonising microbes to coral reefs, greatly increasing the risk of a group of coral diseases known as white syndromes, according to a new study.
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 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.