Plastic from seaweed backed by Prince William

A London start-up has won the £1m Earthshot Prize for its plastic alternative

Petition grows against Coca-Cola as COP27 sponsor

The company has been labelled the world’s largest plastic polluter in the past

Dow and Mura plan ‘Europe’s largest’ advanced recycling facility in Germany

Mura plans to build the facility at Dow’s Böhlen site, which would deliver around 120 kilotons per annum of advanced recycling capacity at full run-rate

Chinese COVID tests caused 5.4m tonnes of GHG emissions

This is the carbon footprint of more than 9bn tests taken in two years

‘World’s first’ large scale plastic recycling plant set up in UK

It’s expected to process more than 20,000 tonnes of plastic waste in its first year alone

Bacteria can “eat” plastic pollution in Britain’s lakes

New research found that a specific type of bacteria uses plastic as food and is able to break down natural organic matter in lakes

Kent firm fined £13k for trying to illegally export dirty nappies among plastic waste to Turkey

P&D Material Recovery filled 11 containers with plastic contaminated with banned waste, including condoms, sanitary towels, cotton buds, glass and textiles including old underwear, at Chatham Dockyard in Gillingham

New circular fund targeting plastic waste aims to raise $500m

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste said the fund will help remove plastic waste from the environment, increase recycling and drive the global transition towards a circular economy for the plastic value chain

UK plastic waste to be counted by thousands of Britons

A campaign will help households measure their plastic footprint

BBC makes £300k from plastic toys despite net zero pledge

The company has committed to reaching net zero by 2030 but continues to produce magazines with plastic ‘freebies’