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 plastic-pollution

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 • bbcnews
Oct. 23, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: chemistry recycling plastic plastic-pollution

Where does recycling and rubbish from the UK go?

As a company is fined for sending UK waste to China, just where does our recycling and rubbish go?

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 30, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: environment recycling plastic plastic-pollution recycling-in-the-uk

Seal sculpture made from Essex beach plastic rubbish

The plastic waste collected from one beach is "the tip of the iceberg", the artist says.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 25, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: environment recycling nature seals walton-on-the-naze

Millions of old gadgets 'stockpiled in drawers'

Public urged to "recycle their tech" as rare, valuable materials in millions of old devices languish in UK homes.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
Aug. 21, 2019 ~4 min

Tags:  environment  recycling

A call to arms to fight the 'war on plastic'

BBC One presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall investigates what we can all do to reduce our use of plastic.

By Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall • bbcnews
June 10, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  supermarkets  recycling  plastic  plastic-pollution

Straws: UK government to bring in new controls on plastic

In a bid to limit ocean pollution, the government will introduce new controls on plastic next year.

By David Shukman • bbcnews
May 22, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: environment recycling plastic plastic-pollution

UK government to bring in new controls on plastic items

In a bid to limit ocean pollution, the government will introduce new controls on single use plastic items.

By David Shukman • bbcnews
May 22, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: recycling plastic plastic-pollution

Coffee cup ban: Boston Tea Party's sales fall by £250k

Boston Tea Party's owner said global coffee shop brands were "putting profits before the planet".

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 2, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: recycling coffee plastic plastic-pollution bristol starbucks costa-coffee recycling-in-the-uk ringwood

Why India is a world leader in waste paper

Ever wondered what happens to the household waste paper thrown out for recycling in Europe and the US?

By Navin Singh Khadka • bbcnews
March 12, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  recycling  india

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