Plastic pollution: Wales should cut 3G sports pitch waste

There are concerns tyre infill from sports pitches is ending up in waterways and harming wildlife.

BBC Science News | Dec. 8, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: environment family pollution plastic-pollution welsh-government welsh-assembly plastic

Plastic pollution has killed half a million hermit crabs, study says

As plastic piles up on beaches, hermit crabs are getting trapped in plastic containers and killed.

By Kelsey Vlamis | Dec. 5, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: oceans plastic-pollution plastic

Sperm whale dies with 100kg 'litter ball' in its stomach

Fishing nets and rope were among the debris found inside the whale which stranded on the Isle of Harris.

BBC Science News | Dec. 2, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: whale-and-dolphin-strandings whales isle-of-harris plastic-pollution

Plastic waste rises as 1.5bn 'bags for life' sold, research finds

Households bought 54 "reusable" bags on average last year, research says, prompting calls for a ban.

BBC Science News | Nov. 28, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: environment greenpeace retailing tesco plastic-pollution morrisons waitrose plastic-bag-charge plastic

Attenborough: World 'changing habits' on plastic

"I think we're all shifting our behaviour," the BBC broadcaster says as he wins a prestigious award.

By David Shukman | Nov. 19, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: environment plastic-pollution david-attenborough plastic

Western plastics 'poisoning Indonesian food chain'

Chicken eggs were found to contain 70 times the level allowed under European safety standards.

By Louis Lee Ray, Resty Woro Yuniar and Sri Kusmiati | Nov. 14, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: indonesia waste-management plastic-pollution plastic

Where plastic outnumbers fish by seven to one

Plastic is building up in the areas of the ocean where fish feed and grow, according to research.

By Helen Briggs | Nov. 12, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: environment fish oceans plastic-pollution marine-biology plastic

Teabags: Is there plastic in yours?

Here's a look at how some of the UK's biggest tea brands are trying to tackle the plastic problem.

By Katie Wright | Nov. 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~10 mins   

Tags: environment plastic-pollution plastic

The battle to break plastic's bonds

US chemists have turned plastic into motor oil, but the scientific battle to break down the tide of plastic waste continues.

By Victoria Gill | Oct. 23, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: chemistry recycling plastic-pollution plastic

Microplastics: Seeking the 'plastic score' of the food on our plates

Microplastics are everywhere, but how worried should we be? Scientists are on a mission to find out more.

By Helen Briggs | Oct. 12, 2019 | bbcnews
~8 mins   

Tags: environment pollution ocean-pollution plastic-pollution

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