Plastic Pollution in the News

Glass milk bottles make a comeback

Plastic doesn’t reduce food waste, study finds

Plastic pollution killed sperm whale found dead on Spanish beach

How breakthrough technology could significantly reduce plastic waste

Drop in plastic bags littering British seas linked to introduction of 5p charge

Plastic Waste being Turned into Road Surfaces

Sky unveils £25m investment scheme for ideas to cut plastic waste

The plastic crisis is more urgent than you know. Recycling bottles won’t fix it.

Plastic straws: Which companies are banning them?

Bottle and can deposit return scheme gets green light in England

Plastic pollution in sea could treble in a decade.

Toll of plastic we eat AND breathe: Mail probe finds airborne plastic particles in EVERY sample of shop-bought fish tested.

Microplastics found in more than 90% of bottled water, study says

Microplastic pollution in oceans is far worse than feared, says scientists

First evidence that seals can consume microplastics via their prey 

South Africa’s ecological ‘nightmare’ after plastic pellets spill

Plastic fantastic – researchers turn plastic pollution into cleaners

Bali’s battle against plastic pollution

Ban on plastic straws being considered, Environment Secretary says

Plastic pollution: Families turn to traditional shopping methods to dramatically cut down on waste

BBC to ban all single-use plastic by 2020

The Queen declares war on plastic after David Attenborough documentary 

Microplastics ‘pose major threat’ to whales and sharks, scientists warn

Should you put tea bags in your food waste bin?

An eco-friendly cuppa? Now teabags are set to go plastic-free

Teabags with plastic-free seals will be made for first time in bid to cut down the 150 tons a year of waste from your favourite cuppa

Plastic pollution is ‘killing corals’ by increasing risk of disease in reefs, says scientist

Plastic waste: network of water refill points aims to tackle problems

Plastic microbeads ban enters force in the UK 

Blue Planet 2: How plastic is slowly killing our sea creatures, fish and birds