Plastic

Plastic bottle tax: 22p return scheme to protect oceans from tide of waste

A tax of up to 22p could be added to plastic bottles to prevent the tide of rubbish flowing into the oceans, under plans announced by Michael Gove on Wednesday.<p>The Department of Environment is considering implementing a deposit return scheme similar to those which already exist in Denmark, Sweden …

Pollution

For Valentine’s Day, UN environment wing is urging everyone to ‘break up’ with single-use plastic - United Nations Sustainable Development

In <i>It’s not me, it’s you</i>, a short video for its #CleanSeas campaign, the UN environment wing takes a lighter look at the very serious problem of …

Sustainability

King Starboard Plastic Sheet - Cut to Size and Stocked Sizes

Plastic

Six-year-old's plea to New Zealand: get rid of plastic

Tousle-haired Carter Lockwood might look cute, but when he starts wagging his finger, he means business.

Kenya seeks to cure plastic bag addiction with blanket ban

Can Kenya's fourth attempt to get rid of plastic bags, spurred by a social media campaign, finally start to reduce pollution?<p>By Moraa Obiria<p>NAKURU, …

Africa

Paper or plastic? Canadian scientist at centre of grocery debate

A Guelph food scientist has found himself at the centre of what may be the world's longest-running grocery debate: paper or plastic?<p>In this case, the issue is not bags but boxes – specifically, the boxes used to deliver produce from farms to grocery stores. Keith Warriner, a University of Guelph …

Recycling

Can plastic roads help save the planet?

Engineer Toby McCartney explains how his Scottish start-up MacRebur is persuading councils to use local waste plastic to build roads. Two English councils have already started building roads this way.<p>A smartphone film by Dougal Shaw for BBC World Hacks. Like, Share, Engage.

Roads

Caterpillar found to eat shopping bags, suggesting biodegradable solution to plastic pollution

Scientists have found that a caterpillar commercially bred for fishing bait has the ability to biodegrade polyethylene: one of the toughest and most …

Recycling

Scientists have discovered a worm that eats plastic bags and leaves behind antifreeze

The wax worm, a caterpillar typically used for fishing bait and known for damaging beehives by eating their wax comb, has now been observed munching …

Biology

Could this rather esurient caterpillar help stem the plastic deluge?

European researchers have discovered a species of caterpillar capable of eating a common form of plastic. What lessons can nature teach us about …

Biology

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Recycling

Ooho! The edible water blob destined to rid the world of plastic bottles

By now, most people have realized that the ocean’s health is our health. Many attempts were made to tackle the ever-growing issue as we continue to …

Recycling

NYCFC Is a Plastic Team

Deep down, you knew it. You always knew it. Whether you’re a smirking supporter of an authentically grassroots team like the Red Bulls or the most …

New York City FC

How to Make Concrete Planters with Recycled Materials for Earth Day

With Earth Day right around the corner (April 22nd), I thought it would be especially appropriate to share a recycling DIY for the occasion. It …

Earth Day

Coventry City relegated to League Two after fans throw plastic pigs on pitch

The long, sorry decline of Coventry City continues.<p>On Friday, 30 years since Coventry's conquest of the FA Cup, the Sky Blues were relegated to …

Soccer

Lauren Singer talks about her new zero-waste store, Package Free

<b>In an exclusive interview with TreeHugger, the waste-free lifestyle pro explains what's gone into creating this unique shop.</b><p>Yesterday I wrote about …

Sustainability

Kenya becomes latest African nation to ban plastic bags

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya has become the latest African nation to ban the manufacture and import of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging.<p>Environment Minister Judi W. Wakhungu gave the order published in a gazette notice dated Feb. 28 and released to the public Wednesday. …

Africa

Are your yoga pants polluting the oceans?

It isn't just bottles and microbeads that should worry you.<p>Much of the plastic we use ends up in the oceans and landfills as pollution, but there's a …

Lifestyle

Video: The moment plastic enters the marine food chain

A scientist has filmed plankton ingesting plastic microfibre, that can be passed up the food chain and become toxic to humans.<p>One of the biggest …

Plastic

HugeDomains.com - Feedblix.com is for sale (Feedblix)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Oceans

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Vinyl Records

Miniot releases one of the most beautifully simple players we've ever seen

The company flips the record player upside down.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Miniato has created a record player called the Wheel and they've elegantly …

Soccer

Israeli supermarket shoppers turn green in droves

Paying for plastic bags at the grocery store has become commonplace around the world in recent years. After much debate, Israel officially adopted …

Environmentally Friendly

Cassava carrier bags: Indonesian entrepreneur tackles plastic scourge

JAKARTA: From bags washing up on Bali’s beaches to food packaging scattered across roads and clogging waterways in cities, Indonesia is facing a …

Indonesia

Zoologists say dead whale in Norway full of plastic bags

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian zoologists have found about 30 plastic bags and other plastic waste in the stomach of a beaked whale that had beached on a southwestern Norway coast.<p>The visibly sick, 2-ton goose-beaked whale was euthanized, Terje Lislevand of Bergen University said Friday.<p>"The …

Biological Species

Fully Recycled Shampoo Bottle Made From Beach Plastic

P&G has partnered with TerraCycle and Suez Environmental to create a pipeline for recycled beach fodder

Plastic

By 2050, the oceans could have more plastic than fish

Already, the ocean is filled with about 165 million tons of plastic.<p>That’s 25 times heavier than the Great Pyramid of Giza.<p>By 2050, plastic in the …

Sustainable Seafood

Switch Fresh has invented a refillable, reusable deodorant stick

<b>It might not be zero waste, but it's 96 percent plastic reduction and we really like that!</b><p>Switch Fresh wants to change the way you buy deodorant. …

Skin Care

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

Tech7 hours agoQuantified at Last: Investments in Digital Technologies Drive Profits, Productivity Defense9 hours agoGlobal military spending remains …

Environmentalism

The Ocean A-List: Meet the heroes and heroines of ocean conservation

1<p>1 - Cristina Mittermeier Cristina Mittermeier<p>Co-founder and president of SeaLegacy<p>With the ever-increasing threats facing the world's oceans, …

Scuba Diving