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UKRI has opened up a new £16 million funding competition for projects to develop sustainable solutions to plastic packaging challenges.
Using statistics from Statista, Loadhog analysed data on global plastic production from 1950 to 2018 alongside global population figures and new laws to show exactly where we are in terms of our use of plastic.
Researchers have found that the Ganges River could be for depositing three billion microplastic particles into the Bay of Bengal daily - impacting 655 million people.
They found that electrolytic treatment of wastewater can literally eliminate microplastics - other methods simply separate microplastics from water, creating the problem of unwanted leftovers.
The global plastic waste situation will receive an investment of £20 million from UKRI - research partnerships will begin with 11 countries.
Jennifer Perr, Sustainability Director at Hi-Cone explains how the EU Green Deal can impact the packaging industry and transform plastic use for a more sustainable future.
The UK Government has invested £134 million into businesses to develop ground-breaking clean growth projects and create more jobs.
Businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to support projects that investigate how to reduce, reuse, and recycle plastic packaging.
A new study, published in Environment International, has found that bioplastics are just as toxic as conventional plastics, despite its many benefits.
Here, ethical cleaning company Bio-D, suggest 5 reasons as to why you should switch up your wardrobe and opt for more eco-friendly fashion for the sake of the planet.
Rich Quelch at eco-packaging specialists Lifestyle Packaging explains 10 common recycling mistakes you may be making and how to avoid them.
Montana Marshall, CEO and founder of The Dress Change, discusses why we should choose quality over quantity in the fight against fast fashion.
The scientists who re-engineered the plastic-eating enzyme, PETase, have now created an enzyme partnership which can digest plastic up to six times faster.
The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a huge surge in plastic pollution, adding to an already worrying plastic waste problem that is threatening all marine life.
Bio-Mi from Croatia shares its expert knowledge when it comes to the compostable plastics industry in South East Europe, including insights into their exciting R&D activities.
Steve Castree, founder and director at Climate Wise, explores how we can become part of the solution, not the pollution, when it comes to plastic waste and our daily lives.
Here, we talk to James Dutton, CEO and founder of PATCH, to find out why reducing unnecessary plastic waste is so important, and how consumers can get started on their plastic-free journey this July.
Here, we take a closer look at three brands that are setting the bar high for this year's Plastic Free July pledge, a global movement to discourage the use of single-use plastic.
Lea Wermelin, Minister for the Environment, Denmark, argues that if we want to lead the way, we have to start with ourselves when it comes to nature, climate and a green agenda.
Policy intervention needed as scientists discover the highest levels of microplastic on the seafloor via an international project tracking the 'missing' 99% of ocean plastics.