June 13, 2019

Researcher Uses Cactus Juice To Make 'Biodegradable Plastic'

The environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic is safe to consume, and takes a week to biodegrade in water

June 8, 2019

Major Vegan Food Chain To Donate Percentage Of Its Sales To Ocean Cleanup

The plant-based eatery says ocean cleanups are 'vital to the survival of the planet and its inhabitants'

June 4, 2019

Waitrose Launches Packaging-Free Trial To Reduce Plastic Waste

The retailer is starting the trial in one of its Oxford stores this week. Products at the refill station will include cereal, rice, wine, beer, and cleaning products

May 24, 2019

Morrisons To Launch Plastic-Free Fruit And Vegetable Sections

The UK supermarket giant will offer its customers up to 127 varieties of fruit and veg plastic-free or in recyclable paper bags in the new sections

May 22, 2019

UK Government To Ban Sale Of Plastic Straws, Stirrers, And Cotton Buds From Next Year

People with a disability or a medical need for plastic will be able to get them upon request, according to reports

May 15, 2019

Leading World Companies Vow To Prevent 10 Million Metric Tons of Global Plastic Waste

'Addressing the plastic problem in our oceans, rivers, and land is everyone's responsibility – including the companies that use much of the plastic in the world today'

May 10, 2019

Vegan Cooks 'The Happy Pear' Replace Plastic With Compostable Packaging

The brand has a team dedicated to sustainable packaging, and says over the last year, they have 'extensively reviewed their packaging and moved to more sustainable solutions'

May 7, 2019

Capri Cracks Down On Single-Use Plastic With New Ban

Tourists bringing non-recyclable plastic on to the island could face a €500 ($559) fine

April 30, 2019

Edible Vegan Seaweed Drink Pouches Trialed At London Marathon - As 216,000 Fewer Plastic Bottles Used

Event organizers had promised to make this year the most sustainable yet - and say they will collect all the plastic bottles that were used and send them to be recycled

April 25, 2019

Adidas Creates Fully Recyclable Sneakers

The sportswear giant wants to create a 'closed loop' manufacturing model, where raw materials can be repurposed again and again

April 20, 2019

Guinness Invests £16 Million In Plans To Ditch Plastic Packaging

The company expects the chance to reduce its plastic use by over 400 tonnes each year

April 13, 2019

'Attenborough Effect' May Be Responsible For Drop In Single-Use Plastic

A new survey suggests David Attenborough's documentaries on climate change are having a major impact on consumers

April 7, 2019

Isle Of Arran Becomes First 'Plastic-Free Community' In Scotland

The island's efforts to reduce plastic consumption have been officially recognized

April 2, 2019

Pregnant Whale Washes Up In Italy: 49lb Of Plastic In Stomach With Dead Fetus

According to a marine non-profit organization, 'garbage bags, fishing nets, and other objects were found in the mammal's stomach

March 29, 2019

Tesco Trials Plastic-Free Fruit And Veg Aisle For Entire Month

The supermarket giant says it wants to 'remove as much as plastic' as it can from its products

March 22, 2019

Shocking Campaign Uses Images Of Tortured Animals To Fight Ocean Plastic Pollution

The campaign was created by Sea Shepherd, which says it is committed to making sure the oceans don't become more full of plastic than fish - 'because if the oceans die, we die'

March 19, 2019

Dead Whale Had 40kg Of Plastic In His Stomach

The marine biologists who conducted the animal's autopsy branding the waste plastic 'disgusting', saying action must be taken by the government against those who continue to treat the waterways and ocean as dumpsters

March 18, 2019

Young Designers Turn Waste Plastic Bottles Into 'Luxury Vegan Fashion'

According to the company called KAROMade, it wanted to 'help the world to get rid of that waste by giving it a new life in the best possible way'. It limits waste by crafting items to order

March 6, 2019

Balloons Present Global Threat To Marine Life, Scientists Claim

The study revealed that, out of all plastic debris, balloons pose the biggest risk of mortality for seabirds

March 1, 2019

Glastonbury Music Festival Pledges To Stop Selling Plastic Water Bottles

Organizers are encouraging attendees to bring their own reusable water bottle and make use of the festival's water stations

January 11, 2019

Cruelty-Free Giant Lush To Open Plastic-Free 'Naked' Shop In UK

The new store will be the first packaging-free cosmetics shop in the country - offering 'naked' alternatives to shampoo, soap, and even skincare

January 9, 2019

Fashion Brand Launches Vegan Puffer Jackets Made From Recycled Plastic And Flowers

PANGAIA - which is loved by musician Pharrell Williams - launched the jacket as an alternative to traditional down options, which involve the cruel plucking of ducks and geese

December 19, 2018

How One Top Designer Is Saving The World With Vegan Fashion

Textile creators and fashion designers are working hard to create alternative options to the fast fashion garments and materials that are harming the planet and its inhabitants

November 21, 2018

Dead Whale Washes Up With '1,000 Bits Of Plastic In Stomach'

The animal, who was found in a national park in Indonesia, had swallowed 115 plastic cups, 25 plastic bags, and four plastic bottles among other pieces of debris

November 13, 2018

UK's First Plastic-Free Supermarket Zones Open In Bid To Reduce Waste

It follows a similar scheme launched in Holland in February

November 1, 2018

13% Of Brits Now Vegan Or Veggie - And 21% Are Cutting Meat Intake

The 'mindfulness of our wellbeing and environment' is being credited for the change

October 26, 2018

UK Government Announces Plans To Ban Single-Use Plastics

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has launched a consultation

October 24, 2018

EU Parliament Votes To Ban Single-Use Plastic By 2021 In Bid To Save Oceans

One MEP warned there will be 'more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050'

October 7, 2018

BBC Reveals How Plastic Waste Is Killing Wildlife In 'Drowning In Plastic' Documentary

The broadcaster says the world is 'only now waking up to this emerging crisis'

September 22, 2018

Lidl To Drop Black Plastic From Produce Packaging

The chain estimates that it will save 50 tonnes of waste annually

September 17, 2018

Waitrose To Ban Plastic Bags Calling Move 'Major Step Forward'

The store says this will save 500 tons of plastic

August 12, 2018

Plant-Based Athlete Lewis Hamilton Blasts Brands 'Fixated On Profit' After Beach Clean Up

The F1 racer also asked his followers to stop buying plastic

August 10, 2018

Cruelty-Free Giant Lush Opens Vegan Pop-Up Coffee Shop

The shop will highlight the issue of single-use plastic waste

July 27, 2018

Disney To Ditch Plastic Straws And Stirrers In All Locations By 2019

The ban will amount to a reduction of more than 175 million straws and 13 million stirrers annually

July 17, 2018

Commonwealth Countries Join Forces To Fight Ocean Plastic Pollution

The issue is being taken increasingly seriously by politicians

July 11, 2018

UK Government Announces Funding To Fight Plastic Pollution

Politicians have created a number of schemes to reduce plastic waste

July 9, 2018

Coffee Giant Starbucks Ditching Plastic Straws In All Its Stores

The store says this will eliminate 1 billion straws annually

June 9, 2018

Pilot Whale Who'd Ingested 85 Plastic Bags Dies In Thailand

Over 300 marine mammals are found dead each year in Thailand as a result of the plastic problem

May 4, 2018

Major Festival Bestival To Ban Single-Use Plastic From Its Own Bars

Plastic bottles will be replaced with canned alternatives

May 2, 2018

Environment Secretary Michael Gove Calls On Sports Leaders To Reduce Plastic Waste

The Government believes the industry can help tackle marine plastic pollution

April 26, 2018

Every Major UK Supermarket Pledges To Ditch Unnecessary Plastic By 2025

42 businesses signed the UK Plastics Pact - which launched today

April 22, 2018

Plastic Free Hotel Initiative Aims To End Industry Plastic Problem

EDITION Hotels plans to change the hotel industry for the better

April 13, 2018

90% Of Brits Call Themselves 'Ethical Consumers'

A recent poll asked people about their habits

March 14, 2018

Retail Giant Aldi Ditching Single-Use Plastic Bags To Cut Waste

The supermarket has called on others to do the same

February 23, 2018

UK Government Could Ban Plastic Straws In Fight Against Plastic

The Environment Secretary said 'watch this space'

February 12, 2018

The Queen Helps Environment By Banning Single Use Plastic On Royal Estates

Glass bottles will be used for water and straws will be phased out

January 25, 2018

Major London Institutions And Businesses Pledge To Ditch Plastic Straws

Big names including Wagamama, Itsu, Bill's, and Pizza Express have already committed to the campaign

October 11, 2017

BREAKING: Is Pret A Manger About To Ditch Plastic Bottles?

The sandwich giant has launched an innovative trial in its quest to reduce plastic waste

August 29, 2017

TOUGH: Kenya Imposes Strict Law Against Plastic Bags

The new Kenyan law bans even the carrying of plastic bags

July 28, 2017

90% Of Shoppers Want Plastic-Free Aisle In Supermarkets

Huge numbers of people are concerned about how much plastic is thrown away in the UK