Microwaving plastic baby food packaging releases microparticles, study reports
04 Jul 2023
Scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have discovered that plastic baby pouches emit significant amounts of microplastic particles when heated in a microwave oven, pac...
Microplastic particles can now be found in human organs
21 Oct 2020
Microplastic and nanoplastic particles can now be observed in human organs thanks to a new technique. Microplastics have polluted the entire planet, yet their potential impact on h...
Single-Use Plastic Directive: still a lot to discuss
13 Sep 2020
Back in 2018, the EU reached an agreement to ban certain types of single-use plastic products with the Single-Use Plastic Directive. The Directive, which will enter into force in 2...
Coca-Cola and Pepsi falling short on pledges over plastic – report
27 Apr 2020
Pepsi and Coca-Cola have not publicly committed to reducing this by 2025, or to invest in reusables or refillables as part of this reduction, Tearfund said in its analysis. Read mo...
Banana Leaves used in Asian supermarkets to curb Plastic Packaging Waste
05 Jun 2019
Banning or reducing single-use plastic bags in supermarkets is a growing trend in Asia. The amount of plastic waste generated by Vietnamese people is approximately 2,500 tons of pl...
EU Parliament backs microplastic bans to tackle plastic pollution
11 Jul 2018
On July 10, the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee voted to strengthen the Commission’s overall plans to cut plastic pollution, under the so-called Plastics Strategy. MEP...
Le cannucce di plastica permangono nei secoli: 500 anni per distruggersi
02 Jul 2018
Secondo gli studi del centro Enea, oltre l’80% dei rifiuti che invadono i litorali italiani è rappresentato da plastiche, che finiscono poi in mare dove nel corso degli anni div...
Plastic packaging fails to reduce food waste, study warns
12 Apr 2018
One of the main advantages of plastic packaging is that it keeps food fresher for longer, reducing food waste. But a new study by NGOs Friends of the Earth Europe and Zero Waste ...
The edible solutions to the plastic-packaging crisis
09 Apr 2018
A UK startup making water containers from seaweed is one of many businesses thinking of food-based answers to the global problem of plastic. Can they catch on? Read the full articl...
Are we poisoning our children with plastic?
20 Feb 2018
The chemical BPA is widely added to food and drink packaging, and more than 80% of teenagers have it in their bodies. But how dangerous is it? Read the full article on The Guardian...