The last version of the Ocean Cleanup's concept failed out at sea, but now a new version is cleaning up the waves.
Littering our parks, bus stops and beaches, plastic waste, one of the most serious environmental problems of our times, is quite literally everywhere. Could bioplastics provide a solution? And are they really as sustainable as we might think?
A UK app has created a special cash lottery for anyone picking up and binning litter.
With citizen-owned digital tools, environmental data and government knowledge can become part of the common good and starting point for change.
Microbial synthetic engineering has the potential to turn many of our waste products into useful commodities. One award winning project hopes to use it to cut down on pollution, and create food at the same time.
By pumping air into canals and rivers, plastic is forced to the surface and fish are left unharmed. In fact, it could even benefit the ecosystem.
Plastic has become an integral part of our everyday lives - it makes many things easier, but it also endangers our health and fills our planet with waste that's set to be around with us for decades. The latest "Plastic Atlas", from the Böll Foundation, gives us up-to-date facts and figures about our increasingly plastic-filled world.
Plastic has become one of the biggest environmental issues of the present day - one that has generated more awareness than any other. But is our focus on ditching plastic really the best use of our time?
Around the world, a massive one trillion plastic bags are used every single year. And then there are all the plastic bottles, plastic packaging and other one-use plastic products that end up in landfill on earth and floating in our seas. The problem is overwhelmingly huge, but it's one that we can all do something about.