The manufacturing ban means the tiny beads, which are harmful to marine life, can no longer be used in cosmetics and personal care products
UK environment and animal welfare charities are calling on businesses, governments and individuals to try harder to reduce waste – in particular plastic – this Christmas
Plastic microbeads used by the cosmetics industry are to be banned by the UK government in an effort to eliminate the harmful impact they have on both marine ecosystems and human health
Around 8m tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean each year. How can we clean up our seas?
From architecture to healthcare; we look at new ways in which 3D printing is helping society to progress
Feeling excluded from traditional routes of marine protection, a new wave of young activists with an entrepreneurial spirit are going it alone and taking the future of the oceans into their own hands
A London-based surf brand wants to tackle increasing levels of plastic waste along the UK coastline by transforming it into beachwear
Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a ‘self-healing’ plastic that could one day allow objects from cracked mobile phone screens to meteor-battered space probes to [...]
Trashcatchers Carnival draws crowds in Tooting, helping unite community behind Transition message
Network Rail's recycling of waste plastic into replacement railwaysleepers will reduce landfill and help replace the worn wooden ones.
Recycle-more, Valpak's useful recycling information website, has recently launched a brand new text service.
China and Australia are the very latest countries to follow the growing global trend for banning plastic bags.
When English teacher, Caroline Morsman, discovered the remains of adead seabird, choked by a plastic bag, it motivated her to reach forher needle and thread. Every month, a group of friends now [...]
The majority of Hebden Bridge traders have stopped giving their customers new plastic bags, shoppers are being encouraged to bring their own instead.
Planet Organic, the London-based food chain, has upgraded all itscheckout bags to carbon neutral, compostable carriers. They are thefirst high street retailer to offer the GM-free cornstarch [...]
The people in China are very eager to recycle plastic bottles