How to be more a more eco-friendly parent – it’s not as simple as ditching disposable nappies.
Companies like it when your phone breaks and you have to buy another. But we’d all save a lot of money if we could actually repair the things we purchased.
Compostable food waste bin caddies are the main sustainable use for bioplastics at present. Almost all bioplastics are ending up in landfill.
Many marine animals, birds and fish are ingesting plastic. New research identifies the first named health effect from it.
Evidence suggests that Scotland’s bottle deposit scheme would prevent huge amounts of litter from entering the environment.
Humans generate a lot of trash, but there are cheaper and safer ways to handle it than loading it on rockets.
Pam Longobardi collects and documents ocean plastic waste and transforms it into public art and photography. Her work makes statements about consumption, globalism and conservation.
Remote islands in the Indian Ocean are now strewn with plastic waste – the origin of this waste has until now not been established.
How to make England’s new ban a success.
Most single-use plastics produced worldwide since the 1970s have ended up in landfills and the natural environment. Recycling is not a silver bullet.
Halloween has become yet another consumption ritual – but you can choose to celebrate it sustainably.
Product standards have real power. We could use them to reduce waste at every part of the plastic lifecycle.
The plastic industry uses powerful tactics to convince us it’s not that bad, but in reality many of their green solutions aren’t working.
Here’s some good environmental news – local governments and local actions have slashed the plastic on our beaches. Incentives, awareness and access are the key.
Plastic is made from oil and natural gas, which started out as fossilized plant and animal material. But buried deep underground for millions of years, those materials changed in important ways.
Plastic waste is a huge problem. To fix it, we need systemic change, not just a focus on picking it up or recycling plastic once it becomes rubbish.
Without action in the next five years, an extra 80 million tonnes of plastic may end up in the ocean by 2040.
Representatives of 175 countries voted to start developing a global treaty to reduce plastic waste. Treaties addressing mercury, long-range air pollution and ozone depletion offer some lessons.
Just because we’re in a period of social change, doesn’t mean we have to lose momentum on sustainability. There are six things we can do right now to offset our daily waste from disposable masks.
Tossing something into your recycling bin that can’t be processed does more harm than good.