Tossing something into your recycling bin that can’t be processed does more harm than good.
Masks are back in wider use in the UK and elsewhere. Our research highlights the need to dispose of them correctly.
In Australia alone, it’s estimated up to 8.9 billion butts are littered each year. A new report finds a mandatory product stewardship scheme can cut this by around half.
Making environmentally friendly choices is complex: here’s a guide to help you at home or out shopping.
This automated approach can be used in any other city around the world, helping to reduce how much waste enters local waterways and reaches the ocean.
We need to focus on causes like overconsumption, not the material itself.
As face marks and coverings become compulsory worldwide, littering and their potential impact on the environment increases.
We found plastic waste in pellets seabirds regurgitated and lining the nests where they raise chicks.
Researchers who visited parks throughout Alberta’s bear and cougar country want to know if parks education is improving park-friendly behaviour.
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.
Climate change, globalization and concerns about rat poison soon could drive rat infestations to levels not seen in centuries. One way to curb them is getting humans to stop wasting food.
Abandoned trolleys are an all-too-common sight. A solution to this intractable problem depends on a combination of policy and legal changes, public engagement and tracking technology.
Our experiment shows we need to work out just how damaging discarded cigarettes are to plantlife.
Shared electric scooters appeal as a way to cover that awkward distance between public transport stops and your destination. But first e-scooter operators must solve the littering and dumping problem.
What would you pay to keep trash off your favorite beach, or pollution away from a national park? Economists can tease these values out of our travel choices and use the numbers to help make policy.
Littering in protest is indicative of a discordant society, and a culture of littering can tell us a lot about a society’s ethos.
Drink containers end up in the ocean at a truly alarming rate. Simply paying people a small amount to return them cuts that rate by nearly half.
The strategy’s focus on rotten apples seems destined to fail.
Banning single-use plastic bags makes sense, as long as it doesn’t usher in behaviours that are just as bad, or worse – like over-using heavier bags made of even more plastic.
A new documentary highlights the plight of marine animals living among the estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic rubbish generated by humans.