As the world is gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, cutting down on single use plastic might seem like a drop in the ocean. There’s a delicate balancing act to strike between doing whatever it takes to protect people against coronavirus, without losing sight of what’s important for our long-term futures.
We explore the latest solutions coming to light that show ingenuity, creativity, and a real commitment to solving the plastic problem.
Caterpillars eating through plastic bag… bacterium that use toxic plastics for food… Mushrooms eating through plastics… Sounds like something from a science fiction film, right? We wanted to explore these weird and wonderful discoveries.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is becoming more important to businesses than ever before. It contributes to employee engagement, retention levels, the decisions customers make about where to shop – and, it can help save the planet.
How can something as supposedly innocuous as the clothes you’re wearing be damaging our oceans?
The amount of waste generated by Christmas is shocking: food, unused gifts, packaging. It’s not surprising when you take a moment to consider the excesses we indulge in at this time of year. Discover some of the wasteful habits we have in the UK, and how the wider issues extend far beyond Christmas.
In Europe, deposits return schemes are enjoying huge success rates when it comes to PET bottle recycling, so why is the UK lagging behind?
We all know that plastic pollution is posing a major threat to our oceans. But where does all this ocean plastic come from? Who is responsible? What can be done to stop this happening?
Recycle, recycle, recycle – this is what we are always told about plastic waste. But are we doing enough? Sadly, plastics don’t just disappear and despite our best efforts on a personal level, the plastics we’ve discarded irresponsibly as a country are coming back to haunt us.
Plastic pollution is everywhere, from our seas to our skies. In this blog, we are exploring the phenomenon of plastic pollution in unusual places, helping you understand how it gets there and what you can do to help.