plastic waste

"No material comes without an environmental consequence," warns Greenpeace as Morrisons begins paper bag trial.
The rise of single-use plastics to tackle the coronavirus is understandable, but as face masks become mandatory the decision over which type to have is becoming more important. Single use plastic is winding up in our oceans, but the pandemic is also allowing companies and governments to cover reversing on decisions and action that will help reduce our plastic waste.
Huge amounts of plastic and food waste end up in landfill or incinerated. Some airlines are trying to tackle the problem, but it's complicated.
It's the dirty little habit putting our best green efforts to waste – here's what you need to know.
The move comes after two young girls from Southampton petitioned the chain to stop giving out plastic toys.
Ditch single-use packaging – and buy loose where you can.
The girls, aged nine and seven, star in tonight's episode of War On Plastic.
From subscription meal kits to wonky veg boxes to healthy frozen vegan microwave meals, smaller, niche businesses are changing behaviours faster than any corporate could.
Join the Towpath Taskforce to clean our 'plastics highways'.