Plastic

Cost Versus Value - Why the Water Industry Needs to Reassess Its Goals

Simon Thomas | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Simon Thomas

The water industry is currently undergoing a sea change that will have a significant impact on the way water companies and their partners operate in decades to come.

Taxing Plastic Bags Is a Step in the Right Direction

Dr Rose Mukankomeje | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Rose Mukankomeje

Just because you can't see those plastic bags hiding in the cupboard under the sink, in a bin or buried in a landfill, it doesn't mean the problem has gone away. No matter how developed your economy and society, plastic is a real cause of concern.

Plastic Chemicals Found On Saturn's Moon Titan

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Tech

A chemical commonly used in plastics here on Earth has been found on Saturn's distant moon of Titan. Propylene, which is used to make everything fr...

Self-Healing Plastic Discovered In Spain, Nicknamed 'Terminator'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Tech

In what is either 'terrifying portent of the end-times' news, or 'rather cool tech' news, scientists have unveiled a new form of plastic which can hea...

'We Are Sitting On A Time Bomb'

the Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

The plastic peril inflicting our oceans is now so severe humans are ingesting particles of litter, a leading marine expert has warned. The vast qua...

Green Gardening at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Matthew Childs | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Childs

I have taken inspiration from Ecover's pioneering spirit as a champion of sustainability. I wanted to design a garden that was about solutions to these problems and how the products and materials we buy and use can provide a way to make a sustainable lifestyle an easy option.

Why Plastic Waste Is Such a Problem and the Future of Bioplastics

Simon Howarth | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Tech
Simon Howarth

Waste plastic has become a massive concern, not only in the UK, but globally. Worldwide production and consumption of plastics has increased by 10% year on year from 5 million tonnes in 1950 to 245 million tonnes in 2006, and since then this figure has been increasing.

Why It's Time to Declare War on Plastic Bottle Waste

Fiona Hope | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK
Fiona Hope

In the UK, 15 million plastic bottles are used every day, and, despite increasingly improving waste disposal services, 80% of these are not recycled. Everyday approximately one billion bottles and cans are dumped in parks, rivers oceans and landfill sites - almost 400 million of those in America alone.

Plastic Fantastic

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

The sartorial cupid's arrow is a hard hitter. A couple of weeks ago, I fell head-over-demi-heels in love with a neatly wrapped parcel under the Christmas tree. A transparent indigo clutch in the ideal day to night size made up my first piece of the perspex puzzle.

Why You Should Never Get a Boob Job

Lizzie Cernik | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Cernik

It's been 20 years since Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson put boob jobs on the map with her bouncing silicon coconuts. Although surgeons claim these operations are rarely dangerous, I'm not convinced. So here are five reasons why you should keep those puppies away from the knife.

Policing Football on a Fair Boot

Ann Barnes | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK
Ann Barnes

Football has been making the headlines lately. Chelsea thrashed Tottenham 5-1 last Sunday, not sure how the blues will get on playing my team, Liverpool, in the FA Cup final, but I'm definitely rooting for the reds.