Manufacturers must develop and use more ecological packaging.
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.
With more funding and product stewardship, the recycling crisis could turn into an opportunity.
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
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 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.