UN says a toxic plastic tidal wave is on its way

It estimates that 37m tonnes of plastic waste could enter the ocean each year by 2040

UN: ‘Plastic pollution can be cut by 80% by 2040 with collaboration’

Shifting to a circular economy would also bring economic benefits, with the UNEP claiming that $1.2tn would be saved

Contact lens maker has 20/20 vision when it comes to plastic

The company has almost halved its use of plastic

Danone sued for plastic footprint

The company isn’t complying with French environmental laws, a charity claims

Plastic from seaweed backed by Prince William

A London start-up has won the £1m Earthshot Prize for its plastic alternative

American Express commits $5m to help cities fight climate change

The multi-year grants are part of the credit card service company’s plan to help advance climate solutions and provide at least $10m in philanthropic funding by 2025

Petition grows against Coca-Cola as COP27 sponsor

The company has been labelled the world’s largest plastic polluter in the past

UK joins 19 countries to end plastic pollution by 2040

The Coalition will issue statements and undertake intersessional work on essential issues to inform the negotiations to develop an international legally-binding treaty by 2024

Turning seaweed into plastics?

A project converting carbon absorbing seaweed into plastic has received €600k backing

Burt’s Bees partners with rePurpose to clamp down on ocean plastic pollution

The initiative, which will support frontline waste enterprises in India and Ghana, is expected to eliminate more than 1.5m pounds of plastic waste by the end of 2024