Restoring the UK’s seas ‘could boost economy by £50bn by 2050’

A new study estimates almost 100,000 new jobs could be created in the UK from ocean recovery-driven investment

Government faces backlash over decision to approve use of ‘bee-killing’ pesticide

The EU had previously imposed a ban on the use of the pesticide

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

Fossil fuel divestment could be shifting finance into ‘pollution havens’

The University of Edinburgh Business School warns that some domestic banks in countries with strict environmental policies are simply shifting their fossil fuel spending abroad

Ban on single-use plastics starts in Mexico City

The city’s government passed the ban on disposable plastic items in 2019 but it has just come into force

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

Good Energy calls on consumers to waste less energy on Black Friday

The energy supplier has launched a campaign, asking people to consume less energy and protect the planet from overconsumption

Old fishing gear polluting the River Ganges is threatening wildlife, warn researchers

A new study found levels of waste fishing gear are highest near to the mouth of the river in Bangladesh

Noble Foods pays £50k for polluting stream with wastewater

The money has been given to the Lincolnshire Rivers Trust to fund environmental improvements following an investigation by the Environment Agency