No scientific monitoring was put in place to track the environmental benefits of banning plastic carrier bags.
Humans generate a lot of trash, but there are cheaper and safer ways to handle it than loading it on rockets.
How to make England’s new ban a success.
Placing plastic straws, a life sustaining accessibility tool, under the same restrictions for sale as tobacco products is overly harsh, and detrimental to the dignity and inclusion of disabled people
The Nigerian government must do more to combat increasing plastic pollution in the country.
Plastic in the ocean is eaten by over 700 species, but just a few items are responsible for the most deaths.
Plastic waste is a global problem. Now a chemist has developed a new strategy for breaking down the most common plastic so it can be not just recycled, but upcycled into desirable goods.
Microplastics could pose a threat to the sustenance of aquatic biodiversity when ingested by animals.
A new study reports that baby Florida sea turtles are consuming large quantities of plastic waste during a critical early life stage at sea.
Many sustainability-conscious people now find their cupboards stocked with plastic bottles of hand sanitiser, disposable wipes and takeaway food containers.
Australians spent $400 million on unwanted Christmas gifts last year. There must be a better way.
Ever wondered where the 5p you pay for plastic bags in the UK goes?
Many communities are banning single-use plastic shopping bags to reduce pollution, but a study in California shows that some consumers responded by purchasing more heavy plastic trash bags.
Asian countries have become a dumping ground for the plastic waste from wealthy countries.
Buying reusable bags every time you shop is worse than just using plastic.
Providing thicker plastic bags for free is worse than pointless. It encourages the same wasteful habits, but with more damaging material.
Meet the ‘Yeah-buts’ - those who know plastic is bad for the environment, but can’t get behind the bag ban because it affects their own convenience. This mindset can stall the best-laid green plans.
The strong reaction to plastic bag bans is because consumers feel supermarkets violated an unspoken agreement.
How do you help a country get over plastic? By creating awareness and minor inconveniences and by providing lots of reminders.
We’re drowning in plastics. With governments setting un-ambitious targets, corporations are now listening to consumers who are demanding less plastic packaging and food containers.