Here is what five leaders believe are the priorities and perspectives a global treaty on plastic pollution will offer us in the fight against climate change.
Volunteer scuba divers in the United States have removed 25,281 pounds of trash from Lake Tahoe's still remarkably pure waters in a major clean-up effort.
Researchers have developed a plastic-eating enzyme with the potential to break down environmentally damaging plastics in just a matter of hours, instead of centuries.
The recycling rate fell from 8.7% in 2018 to 5-6% in 2021. This is due to a big drop in plastic waste exports, with China and Turkey banning such imports.
The reusable packaging market could be worth $10 billion. Next-generation reward schemes using digital currencies could help eliminate single-use plastic.
Western countries may have to rethink what they do with their plastic waste as a major shipping line bans plastic exports. Could this be a watershed moment?
Earth Day 2022 takes place on 22 April, and the theme is “Invest in Our Planet”. An event called The Great Global Cleanup will run throughout April.
Heating plastic waste in the presence of the chemical potassium acetate creates particles that are able to absorb carbon dioxide, researchers have found.
A business entrepreneur in Bukavi is turning the city's plastic waste into paving slabs; providing economic resources, jobs and environmental protection.
Scientists have found large microplastic particles deep in the lungs of living humans, despite the narrow size of the lower airways.
Circle Pack is a grassroots organization in Hawaii that is turning cardboard waste into usable material for great soil quality for gardeners and farmers.
Paint microplastic emissions account for more than half of estimated total annual ocean microplastic leakage and more needs to be done to tackle the issue.