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Spain wastes 1.36 million tonnes of food and drink each year, its government says.
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Microplastics have been found in human lungs for the first time. Their nano size allows for ease of access into water filtration systems, which means they often end up in the ocean, or our body.
Body parts illegally shipped to Sri Lanka are returned to the UK
Illegal waste dumping reaches new lows as UK has body parts returned from Sri Lanka.
Three in four people worldwide want single-use plastics to be banned
If the UN cannot agree on a deal to put the brakes on plastic pollution, there will be widespread ecological damage over coming decades.
Don't throw away old batteries, feed them to your plants instead
Recycled batteries can be turned into fertiliser that is being used to grow food.
Could AI-powered robots replace recycling workers in the future?
The average European creates about five tonnes of waste every year, of which only 36 per cent is recycled. But these robots’ makers say that this number could be boosted if the hazardous job of waste sorting is handed over to machines.
Expert reveals how can you avoid food waste this Christmas
It's all about changing your mindset when it comes to throwing away food after dinner.
No more food will be sent to landfill in California, under new law
California is banning food waste from landfills, it'll be turned into compost or energy instead.
EU proposes tougher regulations on exporting trash
The EU is ready to increase restrictions for waste shipments to stop polluting third countries.
Street-cleaning donkeys in Turkey listen to Beethoven while they work
Welcome to Mardin, the ancient Turkish city where donkeys clean the streets.
Cocaine is being hidden in plastic waste, claims new investigation
A new report reveals how illicit flows and organised crime groups are worsening the world's 'heartbreaking' plastic waste problem.
Bonfire Night: Are polluting fires harming hedgehogs and humans?
Bonfires are a time-honoured tradition - here’s how you can make sure yours doesn’t cause toxic and illegal air pollution.
Pay for your drinks with old iPhones at this unique London pub
This International E-waste Day, pub-goers can get rewarded for the unwanted tech in their drawers at home.
Babies are full of microplastics, new research shows
When comparing stool samples between babies and adults, scientists found up to 15 times more microplastics.
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Meet the green entrepreneur helping Londoners quit supermarkets
Eco-warrior Ella Shone is tackling plastic pollution in the UK capital with her refill shop on wheels, as part of our ongoing video series 'Green in the City'.
‘Global mountain’ of desktop PCs abandoned in offices due to COVID-19
Carmen Ene gives us her take on the worldwide e-waste crisis which has seen 53.6 million metric tonnes generated in one year.
Tel Aviv plans to have a dog DNA register to clear up its poo problem
The Israeli city says its dog owners abandon 500 kg of mess on pavements every month. Now they're looking for a high-tech solution.
Greenpeace dumps 625kg of plastic waste on Boris Johnson’s doorstep
The environmental organisation is taking action against the UK’s troubling relationship with plastic waste exports.
Anger rises as uncollected rubbish leaves stench on streets of Rome
Residents and business owners are furious as the city's hot temperatures make the smell overwhelming.
The top 10 countries that dump the most plastic into the ocean
Countries are continuing to dump larger quantities of plastic into the oceans annually and our marine life is paying the price.
The future of plastic recycling could be in this classic ice cream
Bacteria could help turn plastic waste into this classic ice cream flavouring.
Mini hotel toiletries will be illegal in New York from 2024
Inside the two year fight to eliminate single use toiletries from New York hotels.
55% of the world’s plastic waste comes from just 20 companies
A report has found that over 130 million metric tonnes of single-use plastic was thrown away in 2019
Scientists have grown a clean, green superbug that eats sewage
A superbug which eats its way through wastewater has been grown from scratch at a plant in Australia.