Tagged: plastic


Glitter litter could be damaging rivers

New research indicates that glitter could be causing ecological damage to our rivers and lakes. What’s more, biodegradable alternatives are no better for the environment, says the study. The new research from Anglia Ruskin...


Cigarette butts hamper plant growth

Cigarette butts – the most common form of litter on the planet – significantly reduce plant growth, according to new research. Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University have conducted the first-ever study showing the damage...


Swiss students develop plastic replacement

Students at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland are working on an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic made from mycelium and sawdust. Their new material is resistant and yet fully biodegradable....