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The UNEP has revealed a 17-year roadmap for cutting pollution.
Paris plastic summit paves way for global pollution treaty
A week-long UN-sponsored summit in Paris has unanimously agreed to aim for a first draft of a global plastic pollution treaty by November, with hopes for a final deal before the end of 2024.
Microplastic pollution keeps getting worse. Filtration could be a fix
Every day we don’t have filtration, more and more microplastics are released into our wastewater, end up in our food chains, and find their way into our bodies, Dr Paul Servin writes.
Seabirds eating plastic are developing ‘plasticosis’.
Every day, around 8 million pieces of plastic spew into the world’s oceans. Much of it ends up in the guts of seabirds. Now, they're developing a disease.
This device captures microplastic pollution from car tyres
Meet the award-winning startup that created a device which collects harmful microplastics released from your car tyres.
Solar-powered carbon capture breakthrough could ‘cut fossil fuels out’
New solar-powered technology can transform CO2 and plastic waste into sustainable fuels and cosmetics.
French food giant Danone faces legal action over its use of plastic
French food giant Danone is facing legal action from NGOs trying to force it to reduce its use of plastic saying the company has a duty of care that it’s not respecting. However, the conglomerate says it’s recognised as a pioneer in the management of environmental risks
What are nurdles and how are they devastating the environment?
In the EU, 23 billion plastic nurdles enter our environment every day.
What the 'landmark' plastic pollution treaty could mean for the planet
Plastic pollution is a planetary crisis on par with climate change and biodiversity loss. The world's first plastic pollution treaty could help fight that.
Coca-Cola is named world’s worst plastic polluter for a fifth year
The COP27 sponsor's products were the most commonly found items by volunteers researching plastic pollution.
Eggs could help us fight plastic pollution, research finds
Microplastics pollute drinking water around the globe. Researchers at Princeton University have come up with a novel new solution.
Meet the team using bubbles to keep Amsterdam's rivers clean
“Rivers and waterways are like the highways of the plastic pollution.The majority of the plastic in the ocean has traveled through rivers and that's why we want to stop it right there.”
This Indian factory turns cigarette butts into soft toys
An estimated 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered each year, making them the most discarded waste item worldwide.
This microplastic-eating robot fish could help clean up the ocean
Chinese scientists have made the little bot robust enough to survive being digested by other fish and heal itself when damaged.
Microplastics found in two thirds of meat and dairy for the first time
73 per cent of the products they tested contained microplastics - the material left behind when plastics decompose.
Can these plastic-gobbling inventions keep rubbish out of the ocean?
Millions of tonnes of plastic wind up in the ocean every year, killing plants and animals. That’s why companies around the world have developed novel devices to help reduce the ocean plastic problem.
How to prevent your weekly wash from releasing harmful microplastics
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You eat a credit card's worth of plastic every week, says a new study
Microplastics are everywhere, including in our bodies. But how can we avoid them?
What are microplastics and why is everyone so worried about them?
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.
Microplastics discovered in human blood - should we be worried?
The miniscule particles have been found in 22 healthy blood donors.