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

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 | Sept. 30, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

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

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 | Aug. 25, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: environment nature seals recycling 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 | Aug. 21, 2019
~4 mins |

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 | June 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: recycling supermarkets plastic-pollution plastic

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 | May 22, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: environment recycling plastic-pollution plastic

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 | May 22, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: recycling plastic-pollution plastic

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 | April 2, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

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

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 | March 12, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: india recycling

Stores accused of 'watering down' bottle deposit scheme

Campaigners say retailers want fees to only apply to smaller containers, rather than all plastic bottles.

By Roger Harrabin | Feb. 18, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: recycling plastic

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