The gruesome images of a sea turtle killed by a plastic bag and plastic items found in the stomach of an albatross carcass are distressing. But what about the tiny microplastics that aren’t as readily visible? Professor JOHN MEEKER investigates
The public backlash against single use plastics is not the only consideration for businesses. Client Earth, the environmental lawyers, have just published Risk unwrapped: Plastic pollution as material business risk.
The Women's Environmental Network is launching the Environmenstrual campaign - as it turns 30. This new coalition will bring together small companies, organisations and activists who want to ditch plastics and propel safe, sustainable menstrual wear into the mainstream once and for all, writes JULIA MINNEAR
The success of Blue Planet II has transformed Britain into a country were millions of people are extremely concerned about the impact plastics are having on our marine and local environments. Scientists have now announced that they have discovered an enzyme that can break down this waste so it can be more easily recycled, writes BRENDAN MONTAGUE
The aim of the Resurgence Trust - owner and publisher of The Ecologist - is to change people's worldview so we can live in harmony with each other and with nature. Here NATALIE BENNETT, former Green party leader, explains why this aim is so vital today
Campaigners have welcomed chancellor Philip Hammond’s call for ideas on financial carrots and sticks to drastically cut single-use plastics in his spring statement. However, they stressed the need for more rapid action, reports CATHERINE EARLY
David Attenborough's Blue Planet II captured the awe and wonder of the natural world, and in doing so transfixed a nation. But it also brought new awareness of the appalling impacts of single-use plastics on marine life. Now the BBC has promised to ban such plastics before 2020. EMILY FOLK welcomes the move
The fight against climate change was delayed for decades as international law and national policies adapted to the new challenge. In the campaign to rid the world of ocean plastics - however - the laws are already in place. But we have to make sure they are enforced. OLIVER TICKELL, the veteran environmental journalist, investigates
The restoration of life and the end of extinctions. Good land management plans for every country. The end of ocean plastics. No more pesticides. Is all this too ambitious for a Christmas wish list? RUTH DAVIS of the RSPB does not think so.
Little angers environmentalists more than receiving food or products in Styrofoam packaging, and now the Californian Ocean Protection Council has called for a blanket ban on the use of the material in food containers across California.