High levels of microplastics are ‘released from infant-feeding bottles’

Under certain conditions, kettles and infant-feeding bottles could release up to 16.2 million polypropylene microplastics per litre, according to a report

Keeping air pollution at lockdown levels could ‘halve number of children with poor lung function’

The reduction in air pollution seen during the country-wide lockdown led to a decrease in asthma attacks in children, according to a new report

Improving poor air quality across the UK ‘could result in a £1.6bn boost to the economy’

That’s the suggestion from a recent CBI Economics analysis, which says cleaning up airborne pollution could also prevent 17,000 deaths annually

‘More than 1,300 locations in the UK still breaching air pollution limits’

Exposure levels up to 144% above the annual average air target, according to Friends of the Earth

‘Millions could see their lives cut short by five years on average because of air pollution’

Almost a quarter of the global population lives in four countries in South Asia that are among the world’s most polluted, according to a new report

German research rules the roast with low carbon BBQ tech

A new innovation is said to be able to reduce the amount of exhaust fumes generated by barbecues by 90%

Half of the world’s population ‘exposed to increasing air pollution’

Scientists say the main sources of fine particulate matter air pollution include the inefficient use of energy by households, industry, the agriculture and transport sectors and coal-fired power plants

IKEA’s charity arm powers Indian hospital with solar energy

This is a part of a $2.3 million programme, which aims to help rural hospitals in India and East Africa access to sustainable and reliable sources of power

Majority of UK waste bins ‘contain dangerous used PPE’

That’s the suggestion from clinical waste collection company Business Waste, which suggests up to 80% of domestic and business bins contain possibly hazardous COVID-19-contaminated rubbish

‘Climate change should be added to death certificates’

Soaring heat has been responsible for at least 50 times more deaths than recorded on Australian death certificates, according to a survey