Kids & adults alike are eager to enter a glittering world of plastic paradise with the release of the new Barbie movie. However, the glitzy Barbieland reflects a less-than-fantastic reality: our planet’s constant reliance on plastic.
Greenpeace cautions that recycled plastic can be even more dangerous and it is ineffective in reducing pollution
As nations get ready for treaty discussions, a campaign group claims plastic is incompatible with regular circular economy.
Sustainable plastic substitutes abound in nature, but to increase production and remove restrictions, nations and businesses must cooperate across borders
A landmark agreement is reached by UN delegates on safeguarding marine biodiversity in international waters
After nearly two decades of negotiations, Secretary-General António Guterres praised UN member nations for completing a document to secure the preservation and sustainable use of marine biological variety in regions outside of national borders, calling it a “breakthrough.”
Scientists issue a warning as plastic garbage creates rocks off the coast of Brazil: “pollution has reached geology.”
Geologists in Brazil’s Trindade Island have discovered “terrifying” rocks consisting of plastic trash.
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), a nonprofit organisation dedicated to marine conservation, has officially recognised Exmouth as a Plastic Free Community.
Our ocean’s plastic pollution has terrible effects on biodiversity, fishing, tourism, and coastal communities. In order to address this issue, the EU has taken numerous actions, including direct legislative measures, awareness-raising efforts (such as the ongoing #EUBeachCleanup), and financial support for creative projects addressing marine plastic pollution. One of those initiatives is the EU-funded project “STRANDET,” which helps recycle a significant volume of plastic that has been gathered on beaches in Denmark’s north-west Jutland.
44% of ocean plastics are linked to takeaway food and drink items, scientists say the pollution must be stopped at source.
A new project that will turn used single-use face-masks into waste-collection equipment has been launched in the UK. The scheme will recycle PPE into litter pickers.