The cosmetics industry has submitted a statement to the European Commission objecting to the scope of the UK Government's plan to introduce a legislative ban on plastic microbeads. As a member of the Microbeads Coalition we object to limiting the ban since damaging microplastics would continue to flow into the sea.
Thirty years after the International Whaling Commission (IWC) implemented the moratorium on commercial whaling – an agreement that ultimately saved many great whale populations from certain extinction – cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) worldwide are facing grave and growing threats from a range of human activities
A groundbreaking new global vision for a future free from plastic pollution has been released by a network of 90 NGOs. The vision lays out 10 principles, the ultimate goal being ‘a future free from plastic pollution’. It represents the first step in a global movement to change society’s perception and use of plastics
For International Plastic Bag Free Day, EU member states are reminded they have just four months left to break free from single-use plastic bags. The historic deal agreed in 2015 as a first step in tackling marine plastic pollution should cut the number of bags Europeans use each year by more than 75 per cent by 2025.
On World Oceans Day, we’d like to ask you to do something a little more than celebrate the natural wonders and majesty of these incredible, life-sustaining and unique environment. The ocean faces unprecedented pressures from human activities ranging from fossil fuel exploration and over-fishing to pollution