plastic waste

environment

There’s a Wet Wipe Reef in the River Thames and It’s as Gross as It Sounds

Until about six years ago, wet wipes in London’s river ways were unheard of. Now, scientists have found an entire 'reef' near Hammersmith Bridge – and it’s destroying local wildlife.
Jessica Furseth
8.1.19
Save Yourselves

‘Lightweighting’ – The Trick Supermarkets Use to Get Around Plastic Targets

VICE has found cases of Sainsbury’s switching glass bottles for plastic, while other major supermarkets are thinning plastic packaging, rather than removing it.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
7.30.19
Save Yourselves

The Impossibility of Running an Eco-Friendly Music Festival

British festivals produce about 23,500 tonnes of waste every year. Can initiatives like plastic bottle bans ever truly counteract this?
Kamila Rymajdo
5.30.19
environment

Biodegradable Plastic Bags Aren’t Better For The Environment

New research warns against choosing plastic marketed as a 'green' choice.
Anne Gaviola
5.1.19
Food

All the Ways Restaurants Ruin the Environment

And how chefs are working to change things, from sourcing locally to clamping down on single-use plastics.
Daisy Meager
2.25.19
environment

'Plastic-Free' Might Be the Ultimate Form of Clean Eating

Is plastic food packaging the next thing millennials are going to kill?
Phoebe Hurst
8.30.18
plastic waste

Reusable Straws Made Out of Old Bike Parts Sell Out in 24 Hours

“One particularly hot day as we were churning through iced drinks to stay cool, we decided to turn scrap tubing into titanium drinking straws.”
Phoebe Hurst
7.30.18
environment

Brits Are Too Embarrassed to Ask for Tap Water in Restaurants

And it’s creating a huge plastic bottle waste problem, warns a new report from environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
Phoebe Hurst
5.11.17
News

Japan Has a Dangerous Fetish for Packaging

I asked an expert why such an eco-friendly country insists on over-packaging its products.
Daniel Milroy-Maher, Photos: Joseph Eaton
9.25.14
Design

6,000 Plastic Bottles And LEDs Used To Make Glowing Labyrinth In Poland

Spanish art collective, Luzinterruptus, worked with a polish bottling plant to create an urban light installation you can literally get lost in.
Matthew James Clarke
6.12.14