African countries trying to develop are having more deaths from air pollution

A new study reveals that 1.1m Africans died from air pollution in 2019 and this has been a biproduct of these countries’ attempts to modernise

‘UK’s first’ £165m plastic recycling plant hits application status

The site will be based near Ellesmere Port and if approved could prevent more than 190,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year

Paint one of the largest plastic polluters in Earth’s oceans

New research reveals we are painting our oceans with the same bad brush

More than 4,000 parcels shipped each second in 2020

During the pandemic, the global number of deliveries exceeded 131 billion – a 27% increase from 2019

‘Plastic pollution exacerbates climate change’

Both issues should be intrinsically linked and have joined solutions, rather than being considered separate suggests a new report

‘Pollution is killing our waterways’

A new report claims that agricultural waste and sewage are destroying waterbodies in the UK and could lead to certain species’ extinction

‘All cows will be using toilets in a few years’ – for the climate…

A new study reveals that if 80% of cows were potty-trained, it could cut ammonia emissions by up to 50%

Discarded Reading Festival tents ‘could take 10,000 years to decompose’

Festival-goers leave the festival and tonnes of plastic waste destined for landfill – including tents, used underwear and condoms

Defra refutes disposable nappy tax – but how would it protect the environment?

Brits dispose of around 3bn disposable nappies per year, which makes up 3% of household waste. Could a tax have changed this? What do parents think?

‘Supermarkets must do more to cut plastic packaging’

A new study claims Brits believe supermarkets have not done enough to reduce plastic in their stores