‘Petrochemicals need $759bn to become net zero’

The investment must be made into carbon capture and electrification, a new report warns

LG Chem develops flame-retardant plastic for electric vehicles

When used in battery components, the advanced flame barrier product is said to be resistant to flames for a longer period of time

The Carbon Column – Bottled Water: Can it or Keep it?

In my first of a regular column I look at the true picture around plastic water bottles, are they really that evil?

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’

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

Innocent ad banned for greenwashing

This is following claims the commercial made the company look more environmentally-friendly than is actually the case

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’

Wet wipes clog up the River Thames

A new report has found that wet wipe pollution in the river has grown to the size of two tennis courts in the last six years

Scotland to ban single-use plastics from 2022

The COP26 host has implemented the new law, to prevent plastic waste and halt the climate emergency