By combining plastic waste with durian wood sawdust, we may have found a way to slow the rise of plastic pollution in Indonesia.
Sept. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: oil-industry plastic plastic-pollution composite-materials petrochemicals plastic-packaging lobbying
What groups like the G20 can do to help fix the problem.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: plastic plastic-pollution marine-plastic-litter g20
We investigated plastic recycling in the UK and uncovered startling inconsistencies.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: recycling plastic plastic-pollution waste-management plastic-waste plastic-packaging
A new study reports that baby Florida sea turtles are consuming large quantities of plastic waste during a critical early life stage at sea.
Aug. 31, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: plastic plastic-pollution animal-welfare endangered-species veterinary-medicine florida plastic-waste ocean-plastic plastic-bags sea-turtles sargasso-sea
Endocrine-disrupting compounds are pervasive in modern life, from food packaging to shampoo. Research is connecting their effects on humans to risk of severe illness or death from the coronavirus.
Aug. 31, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: health environment covid-19 coronavirus pandemic chemicals plastic environmental-health pfas
The fee for single-use bags will rise to 10p and be extended to all shops from April 2021.
Tags: plastic greenpeace department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs plastic-bag-charge
Plastics are strong, durable, waterproof, lightweight, easy to mould, and recyclable – all key properties for construction materials.
Aug. 12, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: interdisciplinarity plastic circular-economy building plastic-waste construction-materials
Plastic flows to the world's waterbodies could double over the next two decades.
July 24, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: plastic plastic-pollution marine-plastic-litter ocean-pollution microplastic
An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic is destined for the environment by 2040 unless global action is taken, scientists say.
Tags: environment pollution plastic
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