Pollution: Birds 'ingesting hundreds of bits of plastic a day'

Plastic pollutants in UK rivers are finding their way into wildlife and moving up the food chain.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
May 21, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: wildlife environment pollution plastic-pollution plastic

High microplastic concentration found on ocean floor

Mediterranean sediments are shown to have up to 1.9 million tiny plastic pieces per square metre.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science pollution oceans plastic-pollution plastic

Plastic: How to predict threats to animals in oceans and rivers

Scientists find out more about the threats of plastic to thousands of fish, whales and other aquatic life.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
March 27, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: animals whales oceans plastic-pollution marine-biology plastic

Plastic pollution: Snowdon research is a 'wake-up call'

Scientists say pollution on the highest mountain in England and Wales must prompt action.

By Matt Lloyd • bbcnews
March 1, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: brecon-beacons environment water-pollution bangor-university pollution peak-district ocean-pollution plastic-pollution snowdon criccieth plastic

Plastic pollution: 'Hidden' chemicals build up in seabirds

Chemicals in plastics can build up in seabirds at levels thousands of times higher than normal.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Jan. 31, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: seabirds pollution plastic-pollution plastic

Bill proposes ban on plastic waste exports

Plastic waste exports to developing countries to be banned or restricted under new law.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Jan. 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: environment plastic-pollution

Malaysia returns 42 containers of 'illegal' plastic waste to UK

Malaysia will not become "the garbage dump of the world", says the country's environment minister.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 20, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: recycling malaysia plastic-pollution plastic

Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items

One of the world's biggest users of plastic plans to phase out most single-use items by 2025.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 20, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: pollution china plastic-pollution plastic

Plastic packaging ban 'could harm environment'

Stopping plastic packaging could lead to higher carbon alternatives, a Parliamentary report says.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Jan. 9, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: environment plastic-pollution plastic

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 • bbcnews
Dec. 8, 2019 ~4 min

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

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