Why are California wildfires so bad? ICT can reverse oil curse ‘Don’t go cold turkey’ to quit smoking Diverse forests are stronger against drought North Island farmers lose 100,000 lambs after spring storm Germany is razing a 12,000-year-old forest to make way for a coal mine বইছে আশ্বিনী দাবদাহ, বৃষ্টি কবে? I went trash free for a day বাংলাদেশে প্লাস্টিক দূষণ এবং পরিবেশের উপর তার প্রভাব পরিবেশের দূষণের বছরে ক্ষতি সাড়ে ছয় শ কোটি ডলার: বিশ্বব্যাংক
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UK retailers ‘will not suffer financial losses’ from bottle deposit scheme

Retailers will not suffer financial losses from the introduction of a plastic bottle deposit return scheme (DRS) in the UK, according to an analysis of a similar system in Norway. The environment secretary, Michael Gove, has announced plans to launch a deposit system for bottles and cans in the UK, and MPs are due to debate […]

UK supermarkets launch voluntary pledge to cut plastic packaging

UK supermarkets and food companies launched a new voluntary pledge to cut plastic packaging on Thursday as ministers consider forcing them to pay more towards collecting and recycling the waste they produce. In a first response to a growing public backlash against the huge volumes of plastic rubbish, most of the UK’s largest supermarkets signed […]

‘Mountains and mountains of plastic’: life on Cambodia’s polluted coast

Looking down into the water that lies beneath the ramshackle houses of Sihanouk, Cambodia, it is hard to imagine that the sea is there at all. Instead, there is dense layer upon layer of plastic waste clogging the water, piling up around poles that support the wooden homes, carpeting the beach. New images of from Sihanouk, in […]

How plastic-eating bacteria actually work – a chemist explains

The plastic bottles we throw away today will be around for hundreds of years. It’s one of the key reasons why the mounting plastic pollution problem, which is having a deadly effect on marine life, is so serious. But scientists recently discovered a strain of bacteria that can literally eat the plastic used to make bottles, and […]

Gove’s cotton bud ban is feeble. This is how we can wipe out plastic

At least two decades after cotton buds (known in my childhood home as “ear cleaners”) became well known as a public health hazard, never, ever to be placed anywhere near ears, the government has announced plans to ban them, maybe next year. Low-hanging fruit and all that, but like the 5p plastic bag charge introduced in 2015, this […]

Single-use plastics could be banned in England next year

Cotton buds, plastic drinking straws and other single-use plastics could be banned from sale in England next year in the next phase of the campaign to try to halt the pollution of the world’s rivers and oceans. Theresa May hopes to use the announcement to encourage the Commonwealth heads of government to join the fight […]

I kept all my plastic for a year – the 4,490 items forced me to rethink

We all know, in theory, that we ought to use less plastic. We’ve all been distressed by the sight of Blue Planet II’s hawksbill turtle entangled in a plastic sack, and felt chastened as we’ve totted up our weekly tally of disposable coffee cups. But still, UK annual plastic waste is now close to 5m […]

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles. The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first bacterium that had naturally evolved to eat […]

Hidden plastics: just when you thought it was safe to dunk a teabag

Spanish researchers found that all 21 types of sea and well salt they tested contained microplastics – typically polyethylene terephthalate, which is used to make plastic bottles. Similar results have been discovered by researchers in China, France and the US, showing how ubiquitous microplastics are in the environment. Table salt is usually mined, so should be free […]

‘Plastic is literally everywhere’: the epidemic attacking Australia’s oceans

While heading down the Brisbane river, Jim Hinds once pulled aboard a drunken half-naked man just seconds from “going down for the last time”. But on this day, like most other days for Hinds, it’s back to the horribly predictable as he launches his boat into the Nerang river on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Instantly you […]

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