Six million people across UK lie about how much they recycle

This means nearly a tenth of the population are dishonest about where their rubbish ends up

Researchers ‘shocked’ by amount of plastic waste falling in Arctic as snow

Researchers recorded more than 10,000 particles per litre in some of their samples taken from the region’s Svalbard islands

Asda proves it’s got the bottle to build plastic-based car park

The trial project at its store in Wakefield aims to explore how the carbon footprint of laying asphalt can be reduced while saving rubbish from landfill

Plastic waste ‘impairs kidney function and raises cholesterol levels in birds’

New research has found that although most birds only eat a few small pieces of plastic, that doesn’t mean they’re not seriously affected

McDonald’s admits ‘sustainable’ paper straws can’t currently be recycled

The fast food giant said this is despite previous plastic versions, which were phased out, being recyclable

Donald Trump: ‘Make plastic straws great again’

The President’s website claims more environmentally-friendly “liberal paper straws don’t work”

Could menstrual cups help bin plastic waste?

A new report suggests they could not only improve women’s health, comfort and bank account – they could also help slash their environmental footprint

Jaguar Land Rover explores using recycled plastic on its cars

The car giant is working with German chemical company BASF to develop the ‘premium-grade’ material

Government ‘must give local authorities more flexibility on waste’

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee says councils must have the freedom to develop their own recycling strategies

Plastic straws are one thing… but what about banning balloons?!

Government officials in the US state of Maryland are working to introduce a new bill to stop plastic balloons littering the environment