bp inks circular plastics deal

The energy giant has partnered with Clean Energy Planet which converts hard-to-recycle waste plastics into circular petrochemical feedstocks

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Heineken ‘behind 23% of the UK’s branded litter’

The drinks industry is responsible for more than a third of litter found in 2020 and 2021

Recycled plastic bottles leach chemicals into drinks!

The lead author of a new study told ELN recycled bottles could ‘contaminate’ drinks with more chemicals than new bottles

Could enzymes’ appetites be the solution to plastic waste?

Upcycling could be the answer to plastics that can’t be recycled

Global countries make ‘historic’ commitment to tackle plastic pollution

Heads of state, environment ministers and other representatives from 175 nations have agreed to develop a legally binding agreement by 2024

Clean Oceans Initiative doubles commitment to €4bn by 2025

It supports projects that reduce discharge of plastics, micro-plastics and other litter to the oceans through improved management of solid waste, wastewater and storm water

Renewable materials and energy – the answer to net zero plastics?

A new report suggests zero-emission plastics are a possibility and the only thing halting progress ‘is the will’

“Not a single river in England is free from pollution”

Just 14% of English rivers meet “good ecological status”, according to the Environmental Audit Committee

Fresh £180,000 funding to fish for marine litter in Scotland

The latest funding for the Fishing for Litter scheme will be used to cover waste collection and disposal, staff costs and education materials

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