Entangled seal pup shows problem of plastic pollution on our beaches

A Cornwall-based charity has shared a heartbreaking picture of a seal pup entangled in plastic to raise awareness of the devastating issue.

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Clothes fibres make up half of plastic in Arctic Ocean

Polyester fibres account for more than half the microplastic pollution in the Arctic Ocean, according to a study that reveals how washing synthetic clothing is contaminating the remotest seas.

Using SUPs to deliver a plastic-free future

Using their paddleboards to share the beauty of Bermuda's coastline, Christian Shaw and Gordon Middleton are educating youth on the pollution that's washing up on its shores and the damage being done to the ocean, and empowering them to create solutions for change.


Opinion: Why plastic pollution is a producer responsibility

We won’t be able to stem the tide of plastic waste until manufacturers are held accountable for their products.

On a remote Seychelles island, 60,000 discarded flip-flops

Small island nations are most severely impacted by plastic litter carried in by ocean currents. How can they afford to bear the burden of the world's trash?


More garbage than water: Serbia promises clean-up of hydro reservoir

Almost as far as the eye can see, trash spreads out over Serbia's Potpecko Lake, lapping against the dam that crosses it.

Covid-19 caused a boom in single-use plastics. Here’s how to fix it

The pandemic has created more plastic waste at the same time as reducing rubbish collection. It's time we moved to a more sustainable, circular approach to waste management.


River floods are boosting the global spread of plastic, study finds

River floods are boosting the spread of plastic around the world, a study has found, raising potentially severe health risks for people and wildlife.


All that glitters: Eco-friendly options still sparkle

Friends, this won't be easy, but we have to talk about … glitter. Sadly, the world is realizing that our sparkletastic standby is classified as a microplastic.


Small donations aiming to make a big splash

Environmental issues may seem too big to tackle, but some smaller foundations have figured out ways to have an impact.
Plastic Pollution

It's a wrap: Clingfilm alternatives to help you ditch the plastic

Four ways to store food while cutting out the plastic, from beeswax to vegan-friendly leaf wrap.


Millions of face masks are discarded monthly. What if we turned them into furniture?

Every month, an estimated 129 billion plastic face masks and 65 billion gloves are produced. Since plastic doesn't biodegrade, these items will stay in our landfills and oceans for hundreds of years.


Swimming in sewage: The wild swimmers cleaning up our shores

Swimmers who have come for the health benefits or just the joy of escape have looked at the waste on our shorelines and become worried for the wellbeing of an ecosystem which many say gives them wellbeing.


Sen. Graham joins bill aimed to stop plastic pollution, litter in oceans and waterways

On Wednesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham joined a group of bipartisan lawmakers to introduce a bill that would protect oceans and marine life from plastic and trash pollution.


'We're getting Europe's waste?' US hit by plastic debris lost from UK ship

Brightly coloured plastic debris from the UK has been washing up along the coast of Maine in the US after a shipment bound for incineration fell into the sea.

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LISTEN: Brianna VanNoy’s plan to integrate medicine and health justice

Research participants "mean more than just the data points we collect. They are people with real stories."

A big green turnaround

As the US government flips, a few random looks back, and a peek ahead.

Op-ed: Could paint be harming your health?

An endocrine-disrupting chemical lurks in paint – but safer options are available.

Op-ed: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer

A first-of-its kind study aims to tease out the link between pollution and cancer in children.

The push for standing forest protections in US climate policy

Researchers say "proforestation" policies are the fastest and most effective way to draw excess CO2 out of the atmosphere.

10 tips for cleaner grocery shopping

Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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