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Pre-match jerseys for some teams were made using waste plastic from the ocean. Photo: Adidas

Ahead of the official start of the World Cup tournament today (June 14), a number of teams have played pre-match games in jerseys made from recycled ocean waste. more

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Ocean scientists at the University of Plymouth’s International Marine Litter Research Unit will start a project to study the entry of microparticles in water-systems. more

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Austrian polyolefins specialist Borealis has funded a project in East Java, Indonesia, to prevent marine plastic pollution. more

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Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, has called on the sports industry to use its influence and promote best practice in dealing with plastics waste. more

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The British Plastics Federation, the peak body for the plastics trade in the UK, has released a statement welcoming the funding pledge to help Commonwealth nations research marine plastics prevention. more

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As 52 leaders of the Commonwealth nations gather for the Heads of Government meeting in London this week, the British Prime Minister Theresa May announced the creation of a fund to tackle marine plastics. more

Environment

Out of sight, out of mind no more: An open letter to the plastics industry

In the following post, naturalist and author, Sarah Roberts, writes about the importance of education when it comes to stemming the flow of plastics into the natural environment. more

14 Feb 2018 11:35 Guest Blog

The Prime Minister has arrived in China for a three-day visit during which she is expected to discuss China’s approach to plastics pollution. more

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South Yorkshire's Xeros hopes to clean up at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show with a bead-filled washing machine. more

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

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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

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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

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

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In response to the proposal made by the Government to tax certain plastics packaging products, the British Plastics Federation has said it feels this is not "the best course of action." more

Environment

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

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

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The Welsh Government opens a microbead consulation today in efforts to clean up national waters. more

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Proctor and Gamble hopes its consumers will pay more attention to plastic in the oceans, with a series of washing-up liquid bottles made from a tenth ocean plastic. more

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PlasticsEurope has joined with its commercial partners to 'reaffirm its commitment' to retaining resins and pellets in the manufacturing cycle. more

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

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