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Why you should count your plastic waste to help fight pollution
Plastic pollution

Why you should count your plastic waste to help fight pollution

Running this week, the Big Plastic Count can help you understand what waste you produce – and fight plastic pollution more widely.

What do recycling symbols actually mean – and what can I recycle?
Recycling

What do recycling symbols actually mean – and what can I recycle?

Recycling doesn’t have to be a headache. Here’s everything you need to know about deciphering the symbols, codes and rules on packaging.

What 4,756,940 pieces of Lego lost at sea tell us about our attitudes to plastic pollution
Environment

What 4,756,940 pieces of Lego lost at sea tell us about our attitudes to plastic pollution

In 1997, a shipping container holding millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea. As they washed ashore, Tracey Williams began to record what she found… and she’s still going.

England’s polluted rivers are breeding drug-resistant diseases
River pollution

England’s polluted rivers are breeding drug-resistant diseases

How can I take action on plastic pollution?
Plastic pollution

How can I take action on plastic pollution?

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France has banned plastic packaging on fruit and veg – why can’t the UK?
Plastic pollution

France has banned plastic packaging on fruit and veg – why can’t the UK?

Tory MPs vote to allow water firms to carry on dumping sewage in rivers
Environment

Tory MPs vote to allow water firms to carry on dumping sewage in rivers

Coca-Cola and McDonalds plastic pollution dominates UK coastline
Environment

Coca-Cola and McDonalds plastic pollution dominates UK coastline

8 easy ways to reduce your plastic consumption
Environment

8 easy ways to reduce your plastic consumption

Scientists are turning plastic pollution into vanilla flavouring
Environment

Scientists are turning plastic pollution into vanilla flavouring

Turkey bans plastic waste imports following environmental campaign
Environment

Turkey bans plastic waste imports following environmental campaign

UK sends thousands of tonnes of plastic to Turkey to be burned every year
Environment

UK sends thousands of tonnes of plastic to Turkey to be burned every year

Boris Johnson urged to ban plastic waste exports as majority of Brits opposed
Environment

Boris Johnson urged to ban plastic waste exports as majority of Brits opposed

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This is how you can fight plastic pollution in the UK’s biggest beach clean
Environment

This is how you can fight plastic pollution in the UK’s biggest beach clean

Reducing plastic bottle use ‘should be part of building back greener’
Environment

Reducing plastic bottle use ‘should be part of building back greener’

UK waterways polluted by microplastics, study finds
Environment

UK waterways polluted by microplastics, study finds

The food industry must take greater responsibility for single-use plastics
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The food industry must take greater responsibility for single-use plastics

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