The climate impact of plastic pollution is negligible – the production of new plastics is the real problem
The dual pressures of climate change and plastic pollution are frequently conflated in the media, in peer-reviewed research and other environmental reporting. This is understandable. Plastics are largely derived from…
‘Humanity’s signature’: study finds plastic pollution in the world’s lakes can be worse than in oceans
A world-first study has found concentrations of plastics in some lakes are higher than in the most contaminated parts of oceans, demonstrating the extent to which plastics have invaded Earth’s ecosystems.
US plastic packaging makers campaign to improve PET’s image
Manufacturers that use polyethylene terephthalate (PET) have partnered for a campaign in the US to highlight what they call the "sustainability advantages" of the packaging material, while also raising awareness of the importance of recycling