Plastic particles of the kind harming sealife are also present in drinking water, the WHO says. But dirty water remains a bigger health concern.
Popular baby dugong dies in Thailand after "ingesting plastic waste"
The Brief: High levels of microplastics found in Arctic snow. Scientists say these tiny particles could be airborne across vast distances - raising concerns over the potential risk to both human and animal health.
Micro-plastic pieces have been found in remote Arctic ice — the latest indication of how far pollution has spread across the planet.
Ben Lecomte is swimming from Hawaii to San Francisco to better understand how plastic is affecting our oceans.
Thousands of plastic bags were pulled from the Aegean Sea off Greece’s Andros island this month by a team of divers and environmentalists who described what they found as a “gulf full of plastic corals".
Groundbreaking technology could turn your plastic waste into into energy.
Leather and leather alternatives both have their own environmental problems. We try to help you decide which you should choose.
In light of Unilever's research into refillable household products we look at ways to reduce plastic waste in your cleaning routine.
How to transform your clothes washing habits to have less of an environmental impact.
Testing is being carried out to confirm bioplastics disintegrate in the sea without harming aquaculture.
Fishermen are being paid €200 a month to recycle waste from their nets. More and more plastic and cans are being pulled from the waters together with the fish. A new Greek company called Enaleia has backing from Greek and foreign donors to introduce a more sustainable way of fishing.
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A new law is being enforced in England to ban the sale of single-use plastic items.
Located 2,100km off the coast of northwest Australia, the remote Cocos Island group now houses an estimated 414 million items of debris weighing 238 tonnes.
Say no to the disposables with our pick of the best eco-friendly and reusable coffee cups.
A new study from Toulouse University shows that there are atmospheric micro-plastics.
A five-month study carried out in the French Pyrenees showed that micro-plastics can travel a distance of up to 95 kilometres.
We dropped by The London EDITION Hotel to find out all the ways the team is striving to be kinder to the planet.
A new restriction proposal could reduce the amount of microplastics released to the environment in the EU by about 400,000 tonnes over 20 years.
These four ethical lingerie brands are on a mission to prove that sustainability is sexy.
There are now more microplastic particles than fish larvae in Portugal's Douro estuary, said researchers at the University of Porto, Portugal.
At the stroke of midnight on Tuesday, Italy said goodbye to cotton buds, as the New Year ushered in the country's latest push to eliminate single-use plastic products.
A 3 metre tall dragon sculpture spewing plastic pollution gathered in beach cleanups has been erected in the EU institutions quarter of Brussels. It is an effort from those working to make the EU aware of the plastic pollution problem.
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