In an effort to cut down on single-use plastics, the UK Refill Coalition, which is made up of GoUnpackaged, Aldi UK, Ocado Retail, and CHEP, is testing an in-store refill system for dry products at Aldi’s Solihull store and online.
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.
Mobile industry targets more than 5 billion ‘dormant’ mobile phones sitting in desk drawers for reuse or recycling
As the mobile industry works to create a more “circular” supply chain for the smartphones that the majority of us rely on every day, more than five billion mobile phones that are currently gathering dust in desk drawers around the world are being targeted for reuse or recycling.
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.
A ground-breaking study suggests that traffic light labels can help reduce the climate impact of food choices