WATCH | Paddlers discover 'sea of plastic' in Cape Town river

2019-09-10 17:15

An annual survey of Cape Town's rivers has uncovered "appalling" levels of pollution in the city's waterways. Watch.

Return to sender: Malaysia seeks origin of tons of plastic waste

2019-08-30 09:05

Malaysia wants to return almost 200 shipping containers believed to contain plastic waste, officials say, but first they need to work out where they came from.

WATCH | Could Mexico cactus solve world's plastics problem?

2019-08-07 11:37

Mexico's prickly pear cactus, which is emblazoned on the country's flag, could soon play a new and innovative role in the production of biodegradable plastics.

Plastic junk spawns desert island disaster in Pacific

2019-07-31 11:11

Floating plastic garbage has swamped a remote Pacific island once regarded as an environmental jewel and scientists say little can be done to save it while a throwaway culture persists.

Pick n Pay to test nude food concept: “Customers want less packaging waste”

2019-07-01 13:38

Major retailer trials zero-packaging fruit and vegetable produce wall.

Humans consume 'tens of thousands' of plastic pieces each year

2019-06-06 11:07

Humans eat and breathe in tens of thousands of microplastic particles every year, according to a new analysis that raised fresh questions over how plastic waste could directly impact our health.

Turtle poos huge amounts of plastic

2019-05-16 09:52

If anything would make you reconsider your plastic use, it should be this.

China plastic waste ban throws global recycling into chaos

2019-04-24 07:14

From grubby packaging engulfing small Southeast Asian communities to waste piling up in plants from the US to Australia, China's ban on accepting the world's used plastic has plunged global recycling into turmoil.

This 75-year-old woman has knitted the chicest blazer and skirt out of more than 300 recycled plastic bags

2019-03-22 13:41

I guess we should use all those plastic bags from underneath our kitchen sinks and give them a new life.

Plastic in crosshairs at UN environment forum

2019-03-13 09:01

Countries from around the world set their sights on a pivotal deal to curb plastic waste, a source of long-term pollution and worsening contamination of the ocean's food chain.


LONELY BATTLE: Senegal restaurateur fights the plastic tide

2019-09-07 10:47

Babacar Thiaw took the initiative of opening Dakar's first "zero plastic" restaurant in a response to the rubbish strewn along the beaches of the Senegalese capital.

WATCH | Health risk of microplastics in drinking water is low - WHO

2019-08-22 10:42

Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a "low" risk to human health at current levels but more research is needed to reassure consumers, according to a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

WATCH | 'I like plastic': Pakistan's toxic 'love affair' with waste

2019-08-02 17:31

From the once pristine rivers of Hindu Kush to the slums of Islamabad, Pakistan is being smothered by plastic due to a lack of public awareness, government inertia, and poor waste management.

WATCH: 9 deer at famed Japan park die after eating plastic bags

2019-07-12 05:41

Nine deer at a famed park in western Japan have died recently after eating plastic bags.

Scientists want to dump hundreds of plastic blocks into the sea to solve litter mystery

2019-06-26 19:01

Where does the plastic washing out to sea end up? A new study aims to shed light on the subject, but concerned citizens want to stop it from going ahead.

Malaysia to ship back tons of plastic waste to foreign nations

2019-05-28 22:00

Malaysia will send back at least 3 000 metric tons of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries including the United States, Great Britain, Canada and Australia in a move to avoid becoming a "dumping ground" for rich nations.

WATCH: Biodegradable bag intact after 3 years in the sea - study

2019-04-30 15:59

Scientists at the University of Plymouth have discovered that biodegradable shopping bags remain intact after 3 years in the ocean. Watch.

Plastic microparticles threaten unique Galapagos fauna

2019-03-23 07:32

Armed only with gloves and large sacks, park rangers and volunteers are battling the scourge of plastic waste blighting the idyllic Galapagos Islands and their unique creatures.

WATCH: Not so fantastic: Can Japan end its love affair with plastic?

2019-03-20 14:31

From bento boxes to individually wrapped bananas, plastic reigns supreme in Japan. But amid global concern about single-use waste, new legislation could help end the country's love affair with plastic.

Bali looks to turn the tide on Indonesia's plastic waste

2019-02-18 07:04

It's not even 07:00 and hundreds of men and women are walking up and down Bali's western coast, grabbing all the rubbish they can find.

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