Japan’s famous Nara Deer killed by plastic pollution

One dead deer’s stomach was found to contain 4.3 kilogrammes of plastic after it ate wrappers and packaging littered in the scenic area

Polluting dust from car tyres and brakes ‘needs addressing’

The government’s Air Quality Expert Group says tiny plastic fragments from tyres, roads and brake blocks can damage the lungs and will ultimately be washed into waterways

Environmentally-friendly Chuck Taylors to hit the shelves

Converse is to release models made from recycled plastic bottles, upcycled textiles and reused cotton canvas

Could retrofitting lampposts with plants give Londoners some breathing space?

Scotscape, Greenwich University and Grosvenor believe it could – they are piloting the idea in Belgravia’s Ebury Street

Protests sweep Madrid as mayor removes car pollution restrictions

José Luis Martínez-Almeida has cancelled the “Madrid Central”, which banned certain petrol and diesel cars from the centre of the Spanish city

Was Glastonbury such a plastic-free party after all?

This year, the iconic festival made the commitment to go entirely plastic free but the aftermath shows this may not have been as successful as initially hoped

London-based bank lends €18m for Kosovo’s first wind farm

The 32.4MW wind project at Kitka will increase annual electricity generation by more than 1.4%

Northumbrian Water to pay out £1.1m over pollution offences

The financial contributions are expected to go towards environmentally focused work located in and around the areas where the incidents occurred

New $450m initiative to help small island states fight pollution

It is expected to prevent the release of more than 23,000 metric tons of toxic chemicals and 185,000 metric tons of marine litter

Coca-Cola’s GLACÉAU Smartwater bottles will soon be 100% recycled

The global drinks giant has also confirmed it is on track to double the amount of recycled plastic used in all other plastic bottles by early 2020