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Single-use plastic: ‘Fish and chips must help save our seas’

Image copyright Matthew Williams Image caption The Crispy Cod will represent Wales at the National Fish and Chip Awards 2019 An award-winning fish and chip shop has called for takeaways to do more to protect…

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Water refill scheme in Wrexham aims to reduce plastic waste

Image copyright Getty Images Shoppers will be offered free drinking water as part of a plan to tackle plastic waste. Pubs, restaurants and cafes in Wrexham will put up signs offering tap water to refill…


Swindon council’s no-plastic-recycling plan ‘concerning’

Image caption Swindon Borough Council wants to burn plastic along with other rubbish rather than sending it abroad for recycling A council’s plan to tell residents to stop recycling plastic is “regressive and concerning”, the…


Deep-sea creatures ‘feeding on plastic for decades’

Image copyright SAMS Image caption Sea stars were among the creatures examined in the study Some of the world’s deepest-living sea creatures have been feeding on plastic for at least 40 years, according to new…


Newspaper headlines: Defiant May and plastic ‘polluting’ people

By BBC News Staff Image caption The developments in the government’s Brexit negotiations continue to generate headlines. The Commons debate on Theresa May’s deal is the focus for the Guardian. It reports the PM faced…


Anti-plastic focus ‘dangerous distraction’ from climate change

Image copyright Riverford Organic Farmers Image caption Guy Singh-Watson’s company supplies organic vegetables to tens of thousands of homes each week. The anti-plastic “fervour” sweeping across the UK is weakening the fight against climate change,…


Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market

Image copyright Getty Images The plastics recycling industry faces an investigation amid reports firms are illegally profiting from the market and in some cases polluting rivers. The Environment Agency, the regulator, confirmed it had set…


Livingston: Plastic pitches ‘good enough for Fifa, good enough for Scotland’ – Holt

Hibernian and Rangers are among the teams to have lost at Livingston’s Tony Macaroni Arena this season If artificial pitches are good enough for world and European tournaments, they are good enough for Scotland’s top…


Leeds plastic bottles car parking scheme is ‘well received’

Hundreds of plastic bottles have been handed in to a Leeds car park which is allowing them to be used toward the cost of parking. The initiative allows drivers to pay for parking by trading…


Half of Taff river insects have plastic in them, study suggests

Image caption Micro-plastics “appear to be everywhere” in the Taff river catchment, AMs heard Half of insects in the Taff river system have plastic in them, a study by Cardiff University has suggested. Ecology professor…


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