Marine Litter


The Marine Conservation Society

Charity renews appeal for plastic charge through new campaign after Theresa May fails to deliver concrete actions in 25-year plan. more

17 Jan 2018 16:10 Environment

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has praised the UN’s ambitions for international action on plastics entering the marine environment. more

8 Dec 2017 14:15 Environment

The Chairman of the World Plastics Council has welcomed the UN’s resolution on addressing marine litter. more

7 Dec 2017 10:08 Environment

A petition to fight plastic pollution in the North-West has been used as a front to gather mailing details for Chester's council Conservatives. more

22 Nov 2017 17:09 Industry News

The BPF has attacked the producers of Blue Planet II for linking the death of a young whale to plastic pollution with no supporting evidence. more

22 Nov 2017 14:03 Industry News

‘Plastian the Little Fish’, or 'Poisson Petit', aims to teach children about the damage plastic litter is causing to our fishy friends. more

21 Nov 2017 12:32 Industry News

A washing up liquid bottle which is made with 50 percent plastic recovered from beach and ocean environments has been launched in supermarkets in the UK. more

27 Oct 2017 09:57 Environment

The great rivers of the world are carrying millions of tonnes of plastic into the seas. Waste Free Oceans has set up a waste harvest project on the River Ulhas in Mumbai, India, to recycle waste that would end up in the ocean. more

20 Oct 2017 10:48 Industry News 1 Comments

The British Plastics Federation has found widespread misunderstanding of the UK's contribution to marine litter in a Yougov survey. more

2 Oct 2017 16:13 Industry News

The UK will ban the use of plastic microbeads from personal care products from next year, the Environment Secretary has confirmed. more

28 Jul 2017 13:55 Environment

The World Plastics Council (WPC) says it welcomes the Marine Litter Action Plan released today (Jul 10) by the G20 and commends states for their commitment to substantially reduce marine litter and its impacts by 2025. more

10 Jul 2017 15:14 Environment

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) and PlasticsEurope are collaborating with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) on a new project for schools aiming to highlight the importance of responsible litter disposal. more

11 Apr 2017 10:08 Environment

Supermarkets should continue to embrace plastic packaging for reducing food waste and CO2 emissions, as well as enhancing hygiene and shelf life, says the BPF in response to a new campaign. more

17 Feb 2017 15:27 Industry News

Seven new plastics industry associations from across the globe have pledged their commitment to the fight against marine litter in 2016. more

21 Dec 2016 09:00

Asda has become the latest retailer to announce it is banning the use of plastics for the production of its own-brand cotton buds from 2017 in an attempt to cut ocean waste. more

1 Dec 2016 16:05 Industry News

A US-based eyewear brand has launched a new range of sunglasses made from plastics recovered from the marine environment. more

20 Jun 2016 16:04 Environment

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is calling for the introduction of a deposit return scheme in the UK as a measure to tackle the growing number of plastic bottles littered on the nation’s beaches. more

24 Mar 2016 15:12 Environment

​A new website has been launched that gives a platform to the progress of the multiple initiatives set up to alleviate the problem of marine litter. more

24 Mar 2016 11:34 Environment

The ultimate aim of zero plastics entering the marine environment was the key theme of a multi-stakeholder conference organised by industry trade association, PlasticsEurope. more

17 Mar 2016 14:52 Environment

First there were modern-day yurts, then luxury ‘glamping’ and now there is a new spin on traditional camping in the form of beach ‘pods’ made from recycled plastic waste. more

4 Mar 2016 11:03 Environment