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Ocean plastic

A five-week expedition from Vancouver to Singapore will see the research team take and conserve samples for upcoming laboratory analysis, in addition to performing initial experiments Read more

Environment

G20

M. W. Hunt

Environment ministers commit to voluntary framework to prevent reduce plastic discharge into the oceans. Read more

Environment

The researchers hope that the sea squirts will be able to help them look at the long-term impact of microplastic Read more

Environment

New report focuses on the risks posed by plastic pollution, climate change, and deep-sea mining Read more

Environment

The technology involves using marine microorganisms to produce bioplastic polymers Read more

Materials

Dow

Dow

The Dow Chemical Company has launched a worldwide campaign designed to raise awareness of the issue of ocean plastic pollution. Read more

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Adidas Parley

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. Read more

World Cup 2018

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. Read more

Industry News

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

Industry News

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

Environment

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. Read more

Industry News

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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

Environment

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

Machinery

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

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. Read more

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. Read more

Industry News

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

Industry News

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." Read more

Environment