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

Can babies be harmed by plastic pollution before birth?

Laboratory tests show microplastics could reach the placenta and affect the health of mothers and babies

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