US industry giants pledge to cut plastic pollution in new pact

They seek to collectively meet impactful goals by 2025 that they could not otherwise meet on their own

Wales seeks views on plans to reduce single-use plastics

The consultation is open until 22nd October 2020

Plastic flows into the ocean ‘set to triple by 2040’

The cumulative amount of plastic in the ocean is forecast to reach 600m tonnes by 2040, equivalent in weight to more than three million blue whales

Asia’s consumers demand action on plastic maritime pollution

A recent report by UNEP and FIA notes a rise in plastic waste in South-East Asia, amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Earth Challenge 2020 invites ‘global citizens’ to protect the environment

The initiative encourages individuals across the globe to take civic action and contribute to a citizen-data cloud

Marine Protected Areas ‘just as polluted as many other beaches’

Public littering has been identified as the main source of plastic pollution in or near England’s Marine Protected Areas

Calls for single-use plastics directive postponement due to Covid-19 crisis

Single-use plastics are vital for safety and hygiene in current pandemic

New recyclable board game rolls the dice for fatbergs

Pipes and Ladders aims to teach users about fatbergs and plastic pollution through a sustainable version of the classic game

India and Norway team up to fight plastic pollution

They have agreed to jointly tackle concerns related to oceans, the environment and other climate matters

UN: Tougher plastic waste policies needed in Southeast Asia

More than half of the land-based plastic pollution in the world’s oceans originates from just five countries, four of which are in Southeast Asia