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

Zac Goldsmith promoted to Defra minister

The announcement is part of Boris Johnson’s mini reshuffle to his ministerial team following Brexit-induced resignations

Boris Johnson pledges £10m to protect Amazon rainforest

Fires have been raging across the world’s largest tropical rainforest, one of the most important carbon sinks

WHO calls for urgent research after microplastics found in drinking water

Plastic bottles and caps used in bottled water could be sources of microplastics but data is ‘extremely limited’