Volunteers in this year's Great British Beach Clean are being asked to record the personal protective equipment they find, to get a clearer picture of the volume of plastic masks and gloves discarded during the coronavirus pandemic and their impact on the environment.
"We are tired of continually being polluted with toxic PFAS chemicals. This is our town and we demand clean water. Enough is enough."
BP has called time on the world's rising demand for fossil fuels after finding that demand for oil may have already reached its peak and faces an unprecedented decades-long decline.
South Australia has become the first Australian state to introduce laws banning some single-use plastics including cutlery, straws and stirrers.
The oil industry has asked the United States to pressure Kenya to change its world-leading stance against the plastic waste that litters Africa, according to environmentalists who fear the continent will be used as a dumping ground.
The war on plastic waste could scupper the oil industry's multi-billion dollar bet that the world will continue to need more fossil fuels to help make the petrochemicals used in plastics, according to a new report.
The oil and petrochemical industries are betting their future growth prospects on demand for plastics. But plastics demand is likely to peak as the world starts to transition from a linear plastic system to a circular one and governments act to hit climate targets.
The government is to double the charge for single-use plastic carrier bags in England from 5p to 10p and end the exemption for smaller shops from April 2021, as it steps up efforts to tackle plastic pollution.
Faced with plunging profits and a climate crisis that threatens fossil fuels, the industry is demanding a trade deal that weakens Kenya's rules on plastics and on imports of American trash.
International Recycling Group, a New York City-based startup, plans to announce this week a $100 million investment to build what it describes as the world's largest plastics recycling facility in Erie.
The social enterprise Thankyou has permanently stopped production of its founding product – bottled water – saying it could no longer justify the environmental harm caused by selling it in a developed country such as Australia.
A new technique has been developed that will enable scientists to find accumulated microplastics in people.
COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.
Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.