The battle to reduce Europe’s plastic waste could become a quarter of a billion dollars more expensive every year as the cost of recycled plastic soars. In recent months, the price of recycled plastic
13 billion plastic bottles are used in the UK every year and while most are recycled many still just end up in the bin. But people have been coming up with some pretty impressive ways to make use of them.
Microplastics are found everywhere on Earth, yet we know surprisingly little about what risks they pose to living things. Scientists are now racing to investigate some of the big unanswered questions.