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.
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.
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.
Samantha Harding says Coca-Cola’s rewards-based recycling initiative only fuels more consumption, and Jean Glasbergcalls for more water fountains
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.
The sudden realisation our conscientious separation of recyclable paper and plastics from our rubbish will not be enough to fend off a garbage crisis has Sydneysiders demanding governments step in and reform an industry hit hard by a new Chinese embargo on waste imports.
The first-ever Global Recycling Day, an initiative from BIR that aims to promote recycling on a global level by showcasing its benefits will take place on March 18. Global Recycling Day will unite people across the world with events that will take place in London, Washington DC, Sao Paolo, Paris, Johannesburg, Delhi, Sydney, and Dubai, plus other private events expected to take place in smaller communities and individual homes.
Thousands of tonnes of NSW waste sent each week to Queensland to be recycled is instead being trucked straight into landfill. The rort is costing NSW taxpayers millions of dollars in lost waste levies. Mark Solomons reports. (February 27, 2018)
On Sunday evening, in the final episode of Blue Planet II, David Attenborough used his (widely praised) address to the nation to highlight — among other topics — the growing problem of plastic. “Since its invention some 100 years ago plastic has become an integral part of our daily lives,” he said as he scrambled along a beach strewn with litter. “But every year some eight million tons of it ends up in the ocean . . . and there it can be lethal.”
The world's most populous country has been the largest importer of recyclable materials, taking in more than 30 million metric tonnes of waste from all over the world, including from the US, EU, Japan, and Australia.
But in July, China — also the world's biggest manufacturer — decided it would no longer take what it called foreign garbage.
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).