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Oil’s Dream to Grow in Plastics Dims as Coke Turns to Plants

By Anna Hirtenstein Companies that make packaging from plants instead of fossil fuels are starting to challenge the oil industry’s ambition to increase the supply of raw materials for plastics. Use of bioplastics made from sugar cane, wood and corn will grow at least 50 percent in the next five years, according to the European […]

Theresa May proposes plastic-free supermarket aisles in green strategy

PM to declare war on scourge of plastic waste as she unveils much-heralded 25-year environmental plan Theresa May is to announce a war on plastic waste, with proposed policies including plastics-free aisles in supermarkets and a tax on takeaway containers. The prime minister will set out her ambition to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within […]

‘It’s shocking, it’s horrendous’: Ellen MacArthur’s fight against plastic

She broke the solo record for sailing round the world, but now she is dedicating her life to an even greater challenge – saving it from the destructive tide of plastic pollution Trophies from her past glories as a competitive yachtswoman are placed discreetly around the 16th-century building on the Isle of Wight, the base […]

A sea of plastic: Shocking images show how bottles, bags and rubbish are choking our oceans

  One image taken near Roatan, an island off Honduras, shows diver grimace as he prepares to enter the water Rubbish was probably washed into sea from nearby Guatemala, carried on rivers swollen by rainy season flowing through towns and villages One ocean protection campaigner said it was the worst example of plastic pollution he […]