Corona to clean up US beaches

The beer company has committed to removing 500 tonnes of plastic from the most polluted beaches in the United States

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.

PSG joins the UN to kick off climate action

The football club becomes the first in France to join the ‘Sports for Climate Action’ campaign and has taken action to lower its carbon footprint and educate fans

Banks ‘are silently and indiscriminately financing a toxic tide of plastic pollution’

Portfolio Earth claims financiers are ‘co-responsible’ for propping up the plastic packaging industry, one of the main contributors to harmful plastic waste

Plastic waste can cause deformities in marine life

A new study led by scientists from the University of Exeter found sea urchins raised in plastic-contaminated seawater samples suffered from a range of abnormalities, including deformed skeletons and nervous systems

Innovative graphene-biopolymer ‘could render plastic packaging obsolete’

Toraphene notes the innovative new material is biodegradable, compostable and commercially-viable

Old fishing gear polluting River Ganges ‘severely threatens wildlife’, warn researchers

A new study highlights how short equipment lifespans and a lack of appropriate disposal systems mean damaged lines, nets and rods are frequently thrown into the river

Comic Relief gets a sniff of sustainability with plant-based red nose

The move follows the charity receiving letters and emails from hundreds of school children calling for a more environmentally-friendly red nose

The small island state of Aldabra requires $4.68m to clean up plastic pollution

The UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Seychelles is still host to 513 tonnes of plastic waste, made up largely of buoys, ropes, fishing nets and flipflops

Your seafood platter might contain a hidden ingredient – plastic

Researchers from the University of Exeter and the University of Queensland studied five different kinds of seafood and found traces of plastic in every sample