An uninhabited island that is so remote a permit is required to visit has been littered with thousands of elastic bands, by seabirds mistakenly thinking they are worms.
Halloween costumes sold by some of the UK’s biggest retailers will contain the equivalent of 83 million plastic bottles, a study suggests.
Targets to curb toxic air pollutants will be among a series of legally binding goals to improve the environment under plans set out by the Government.
Waitrose is trialling the removal of plastic wrapping from multi-buy cans of vegetables as customers increasingly question the waste it produces.
The NHS is pledging to cut more than 100 million plastic straws, cups and cutlery items from hospitals across England each year.
Scotland has become the first part of the UK to ban the sale of plastic cotton buds.
Hundreds of thousands of girls and young women are calling for the UK to make a promise to reduce single-use plastic.
A “fundamental shift” away from all single-use packaging – not just plastic but other materials too – is needed to help the environment, MPs have urged.
Two more seals with plastic flying rings stuck around their necks and two tangled in netting have been spotted by volunteers on the Norfolk coast.
Dozens of countries across the world have waged war against plastic bags, implementing a variety of policies to help protect the environment.
Waitrose is extending its trial to take products out of their packaging following a positive response in the first store.