Alarm bells are ringing as researchers discover that dangerous plastic particles are contaminating water sources. Plastics from bags and packaging are entering the food chain and ending up on our plates. A solution is yet to be found.
Plastic utensils, straws, coffee stirrers and cotton swabs may soon be a lot harder to come by in Europe. The EU Commission presented a draft directive to ban the single-use products in the fight against plastic waste.
The revelation from a new global survey into microplastics in bottled water serves up a bitter irony. What we drink may well be contaminated. Possibly from the bottles themselves.
This Earth Day, activists are calling for an end to plastic pollution. DW has been following the impacts of disposable plastic and efforts to do away with it — by everyone from artists to policymakers.
Scientists are flying into new research territory, hoping to transform chicken feathers into a variety of lightweight products — and possibly reduce plastic pollution in the world's oceans.
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