Plastic waste: killer of the seas

August 4th, 2016 by

When researchers examined the stomach contents of 13 sperm whales that washed up on Germany’s North Sea coast this year, they discovered further compelling evidence of how plastic waste plays havoc with the environment both on land and at sea. The guts of the stranded giants were stuffed with plastic. According to the experts, the […]

A greener plastic bag… or nappy?

August 4th, 2016 by

By Chris Doyle Last updated: 8th July 2015 Pick any product off a supermarket shelf and there’s a good chance it’s either made from plastic or packaged with it in one form or another. Not surprisingly, all this plastic adds up. Australians send more than a million tonnes of plastic waste to landfill every year, […]

The big green furphy: experts bust degradable plastic bag myth

August 4th, 2016 by

Next time you accept a degradable plastic bag at the supermarket, think again – you may be doing little to help the environment and adding dangerous microplastics to rivers and oceans, experts say. The warning has prompted a Senate committee to call for a public awareness campaign to explain the differences between degradable, biodegradable, compostable […]