To inner west Sydneysiders, the Cooks River is known to be particularly polluted. But after a storm, microplastic particles increased more than 40 fold.
A media study of public criticism of plastic reveals that stigmatisation may result in limited bans, it leaves the vast majority of plastic production and pollution unexplored.
Many sustainability-conscious people now find their cupboards stocked with plastic bottles of hand sanitiser, disposable wipes and takeaway food containers.
Even recycled plastics still end up in landfill with our current system.
Releasing balloons at weddings and other celebrations is festive, until they break into pieces and become plastic pollution. A citizen science project is spotlighting the problem.
The study also finds the weight of plastic waste from all rivers in Jakarta totals 2.1 million kilograms equivalent to 1,000 Tesla Model S cars.
Stikeez, the latest collection of plastic collectables from Coles, flies in the face of the company's plan to become Australia’s most sustainable supermarket.
Taxes designed to encourage a green transition can instead penalise smaller businesses and ensure they're left behind.
To manage plastic wastes, nations first need to know what they have and where it's coming from. A case study from Trinidad and Tobago shows how this approach can help identify solutions.
2019 was a big year for dire warnings about the state of the planet, but crises can spur solutions.
Consumerism reaches a frenzied peak as the holidays approach, but it's not too late to put on the brakes.
Nigeria's government must encourage citizens to embrace a system where plastic never become waste.
The most thoughtful gifts can also be the most sustainable, and last long after Christmas has ended.
An inconclusive COAG meeting comes after years of inquiries, announcements, initiatives, investigations and reviews. Australia is no closer to actually tackling our waste problems.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating accumulation of rubbish the size of a continent, has whales and dolphins in its heart.
Advertisers that tell a good story can persuade the public of all sorts of things. But some messages are disingenuous and misleading.
The fossil fuel industry plans to compensate for declining demand for gasoline by flooding the world with more plastic.
Where does plastic waste go when it reaches the ocean? For most of it, not far.
Governments need better information on which types of plastic generate the most pollution — citizens can help.
InterContinental Hotels Group plans to switch miniature toiletries for bulk products, but it isn't likely to do as much for the environment as activists might think.