Opinion: Too many plastic bottles

One million plastic bottles are bought every minute and consumption projected to increase 20% by 2021, resulting in environmental crisis; NGO calls on drinks industry “to reduce its plastic footprint”

Environmental impact of oxo-degradable plastics

EU-commissioned report highlights the environmental harm caused by oxo-degradable plastics; European Bioplastics calls for a Europe-wide stop of production and use until ‘better certification schemes’ are developed

Plastic-eating worms – a solution to pollution?

Scientific report on wax moth caterpillars munching polyethylene bags sparks hope for new solution to plastic pollution; closer look highlights long way ahead of transition from discovery to practice