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.
‘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.
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?
Biodegradable Plastic Bags Aren’t Better For The Environment
New research warns against choosing plastic marketed as a 'green' choice.
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.
'Plastic-Free' Might Be the Ultimate Form of Clean Eating
Is plastic food packaging the next thing millennials are going to kill?
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.”
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.
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
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