Fund biopolymer research, not fracking to end climate change

For the first time in history, the Plastic Waste Makers Index reports that 55% of the world’s plastic waste is produced by only 20 companies globally.

‘UK’s first’ £165m plastic recycling plant hits application status

The site will be based near Ellesmere Port and if approved could prevent more than 190,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year

‘Plastic pollution exacerbates climate change’

Both issues should be intrinsically linked and have joined solutions, rather than being considered separate suggests a new report

Worldwide collaboration will stop ocean plastic pollution from tripling

A new report claims that if the world work together on curbing plastic waste, more than 80% of pollution to Earth’s oceans could be prevented

Defra refutes disposable nappy tax – but how would it protect the environment?

Brits dispose of around 3bn disposable nappies per year, which makes up 3% of household waste. Could a tax have changed this? What do parents think?

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

‘Supermarkets must do more to cut plastic packaging’

A new study claims Brits believe supermarkets have not done enough to reduce plastic in their stores

‘Coca-Cola most polluting brand on UK beaches’

A report has been released claiming that two-thirds of the UK’s plastic and packaging can be traced to just 12 companies

Banning stickers on fruit ‘would avoid 100m pieces of plastic waste a week’

BusinessWaste has urged the government to introduce new regulations to tackle the stickers, which are used as branding and to display bar code information

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