In Laos, the convenience of plastic is taking its toll on the environment. A growing economy means plastic waste is on the increase, but coupled with inadequate waste management, the problem has become an epidemic.
Electronic music duo Matmos made their latest album using sounds made from plastic waste, like trash bags and even a police riot shield. Plastic Anniversary draws our attention to the terror and beauty of the material.
Reduction of marine plastic trash was one of the major issues at the G20 summit of environment ministers in Japan. Delegates also discussed the future of energy security following the tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman.
Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, suffers from some of the world's worst air quality, due to rapid development, the environmental engineer Bhushan Tuladhar says. How can the city in a valley be redesigned?
The baby dugong, which washed up in waters off southern Thailand months ago, has died from a stomach infection caused by swallowing bits of plastic. Marium's death once again casts a spotlight on plastics in the ocean.
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