From microbeads to washing machine fibres, our plastic debris is flowing into the oceans – but this 18-year-old from Ireland could have a solution.
Sea turtle Goody was injured after she was caught in a fishing net. Now researchers have built her a bespoke new flipper – and it’s hoped their advances will help others like her swim pro...
Climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution are all crucial topics that will be discussed at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting 2020.
Plastics pose a huge environmental challenge - but they also offer enormous environmental benefits, too. Here's how we can address the former without sacrificing the latter.
A new project in Viet Nam hopes to develop scalable local solutions to the country's plastic waste problem. Here's how it will work.
Gary Bencheghib has been helping to tackle Bali’s plastic problem for 10 years. Now, he’s going to Davos to launch his latest plan to clean rivers on the island – and around the world.
The Ocean Cleanup has collected 60 massive plastic bags from a floating barrier in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Here’s what you need to know.
The carbon emissions of delivering online purchases is expected to grow 30% by 2030. But a new report has solutions to make the last mile more environmentally friendly.
The take-out industry isn't considered the most environmentally friendly, but one company is changing that by offering re-usable, recyclable packaging through a deposit system.
Cooperation on trade could support efforts to transform the global plastics economy.
Countries such as the US, France and Thailand have all made new environmental laws to help battle the climate crisis we are currently facing. This includes a tax on gas use, reducing plas...
Washing machines release millions of microplastics into the sea every day. Scientists have developed a 'bulk acoustic wave' system to trap microplastics in the machine.
Plastic is often seen as something to be eradicated entirely, but it has enormous potential as a resource that could open up new - and sustainable - markets and job opportunities.
The food industry likes black plastic because it's cheap and makes food look more appealing, but it's almost never recycled.
A new study finds there could be a million times more tiny plastic pieces in the ocean than we thought, and they might be infiltrating the food chain.