Four more countries join Commonwealth plastic pollution fight

UK Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has hosted the first meeting of the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance today

Plastic pollution ‘has spread to every part of the planet’s oceans’

A round-the-world yacht crew has measured how many plastic particles are present in marine environments

UN and EU adopt new roadmap to tackle marine pollution

They aim to support the conservation of marine biodiversity and ecosystems and keep the world’s oceans healthy, cleaner and resilient

New research and innovation hub to tackle global plastic waste

The UK is contributing £25m and will play a leading role in designing and running the Marine Plastics Research and Innovation Framework

Plymouth Uni granted £200k for microplastics research

The project will be used to improve scientific understanding of how tiny plastic particles from tyres and fishing gear enter waterways and oceans

Theresa May announces £61.4m to tackle global plastic waste

The Prime Minister is to call on Commonwealth Heads of Government to join an alliance to fight plastic pollution

Sky to invest £25m in new ideas to reduce plastic waste

Sky Ocean Ventures will support innovators and businesses developing new products that help solve the ocean plastic crisis

India to host World Environment Day 2018

India is the global host of the World Environment Day this year. It will take place on 5th June, with ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ the theme for this year’s edition urging governments, industry, communities and individuals to come together and explore sustainable alternatives and urgently cut the production and excessive use of single-use plastic polluting the […]

Oceans reach highest temperatures on record in 2017

  The world’s oceans rose to the highest temperatures on record in 2017. Chinese experts found the upper 2,000m of ocean water were far more warmer last year than the previous hottest year in 2015. The Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IAP CAS) said in comparison, total electricity generation in […]

EU wants all plastic waste to be recyclable by 2030

The European Commission has launched the first ever EU-wide strategy to fight plastic waste. It aims to ensure all plastic packaging is recyclable by 2030, the use of single-use plastics is reduced and the intentional use of microplastics is restricted. Europeans generate around 25 million tonnes of plastic waste every year but less than 30% […]