Sri Lanka and UN collaborate to fight plastic pollution

The CounterMEASURE project has developed an approach to tracking plastic pollution, using frontier technology like machine learning, GIS mapping and drones

Wash a waste! – we use 61kg of shower gel each year

A new report reveals UK homes produce 1.5k tonnes of single-use plastic waste per year and only 9% of this is recycled

Marine plastic pollution
Ocean pollution to get £16.2m flush of funding

The government has announced the funding to combat plastic pollution, stop the extinction of global coral reefs and boost the UK’s ability to help in marine pollution disasters

Building plastic-free future brick-by-brick!

LEGO has unveiled plans to make bricks from recycled plastics

Plastic waste gets a vanilla flavour!

Scientists have developed a method to upcycle PET plastic into vanillin, a flavour compound used in the food and cosmetic industries

Plastics – an eight-legged solution

Scientists from the University of Cambridge have developed a ‘vegan spider silk’ that could provide a clean alternative to single-use plastics

Plastic bags now cost 10p

The new plastic bag charge will be extended to all retailers for the first time

UK ‘dumped 210k tonnes of plastic waste in Turkey last year’

More than half of the UK’s acclaimed ‘recycled’ plastic waste is allegedly sent overseas

Plastics: The next challenge for sustainable organisations

Businesses are well aware of climate change and what can be done to tackle it, but the issue of plastics is one that has also been at the fore-front of public discussion.

Morrisons to become the ‘first’ UK supermarket to ditch all plastic bags

The move is predicted to save 3,200 tonnes of plastic every year