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UK plans to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042

Britainplanstoeliminateallavoidableplasticwastewithin25years,PrimeMinisterTheresaMaywillannounceThursdayaspartoflong-termplansfortheenvironment.Thegovernmentwan

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Sea turtles' sad fate: from restaurant menus to plastic 'soup'

Gently,Kenzotheseaturtleisloweredontoabeachwhereascatteringofbottlecaps,candywrappers,yoghurtcupsanddiscardedflipflopsscaranotherwiseidyllicsetting.Asitshumanha

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'By 2050, the oceans could contain more plastic than fish'

"By2050,theoceanscouldcontainmoreplasticthanfish.Andthepoisonthatwethrowintothewatercomesbacktous,toourtables,inthefoodweeat,"EUForeignAffairsChiefFedericaMoghe

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Big coastal clean-up to rid UK beaches of plastic rubbish

Thousandsofvolunteerswilltakepartinover300beachcleansacrosstheUKthisweekend.TheannualeventbytheMarineConservationSocietywillhelpcollectdataonlitterlevels,withpl

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