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

UK scheme to fight plastic pollution in overseas territories

The Darwin Plus Scheme is inviting applications until 3rd September 2018

Global nations commit $4bn to protect environment

The Global Environment Facility will protect the marine environment, including from plastic waste pollution

World-leading pact by UK businesses to cut plastic pollution

The signatories are responsible for more than 80% of the plastic packaging on products sold through UK supermarkets

UK Government to ban plastic straws and cotton buds

It is part of the government’s efforts to reduce plastic waste in the world’s oceans

Game on! Michael Gove calls on sports sector to join plastic pollution fight

Representatives from the sports industry will explore how the sector can help tackle plastic waste

Pingu says pack in the plastic this Christmas

This Christmas the UK will give an unwanted gift to the environment – plastic waste equivalent to the weight of 3.3 million penguins. That’s according to Wildlife and Countryside Link, a coalition of 47 voluntary organisations dedicated to looking after the environment. It says bottles, boxes and other packaging often end up in the natural […]

Volvo Ocean Race aims to turn the tide on plastic

The Volvo Ocean Race has joined forces with UN Environment in a bid to help reduce marine waste. The ‘Turn the Tide on Plastic’ initiative draws attention to the growing menace of plastic waste in the world’s oceans. One of the 65 boats will represent UN Environment’s ‘Clean Seas’ global campaign, which calls on governments, […]

Has the UK got the bottle to slash marine waste?

A cashback scheme to recycle all plastic bottles could prevent a third of marine plastic waste. That’s according to sustainable think-tank Green Alliance, which has outlined five solutions to UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s call for increased action on slashing ocean pollution – it says implementing them could prevent nearly two-thirds of the waste from ever reaching the […]

Michael Gove to tackle plastic pollution

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has pledged action to reduce the plastic waste choking the world’s seas. Around eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in oceans every year, posing a serious threat to the wildlife and ecosystems there – experts estimate plastic waste is often eaten by 31 species of marine mammals and more than […]