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