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 | Jan. 20, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: recycling malaysia plastic-pollution plastic

More precious than gold: Why the metal palladium is soaring

The price of the precious metal palladium has hit a record high of $2,500 an ounce as demand rises.

BBC Science News | Jan. 20, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: uk-air-pollution air-pollution pollution

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 | Jan. 20, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: pollution china plastic-pollution plastic

Birmingham car ban: How would the scheme work?

A scheme to stop cars travelling across the city has been proposed, but how would it actually work?

BBC Science News | Jan. 15, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: uk-air-pollution birmingham birmingham-city-council

Plastic packaging ban 'could harm environment'

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

By Roger Harrabin | Jan. 9, 2020 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: environment plastic-pollution plastic

Palau is first country to ban 'reef toxic' sun cream

The move is designed to protect marine life around the Pacific island state.

BBC Science News | Jan. 1, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: environment palau pollution ocean-pollution oceans coral-reefs hawaii

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

'Toxic chemical cocktail' passed to baby porpoises

Potent chemicals are unwittingly passed down from mother to calf, according to a UK study.

By Helen Briggs | Dec. 3, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: environment pollution oceans dolphins

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

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