The ‘river guardians’ fighting to clean up the world’s most plastic-polluted waterway

I’m knee-deep in the river Tame in Stalybridge, 15 miles east of Manchester. Beside me is Woz Andrew, a local fly-fishing guide. After climbing down a flight of stone steps from road level — hollowed by a century of boots and a remnant of this river’s industrial past — we have made our way slowly […]

Milind Deora column: Maharashtra’s plastic ban is just the beginning, more needs to be done for environment

The widespread use of plastic presents an interesting dilemma. A ubiquitous product, on the one hand it is utilised universally, across communities and industries, in electronic products and appliances, packaging, furniture, aviation, the automotive sector, machinery, and even life-saving products in healthcare amongst various other diverse sectors. On the other hand, it is single-handedly responsible […]

These eco-friendly water bottles could help divert plastic from the oceans

Humans have dumped so much trash in the ocean between California and Hawaii that this area–known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch–is now three times the size of France. But it’s far from the only part of the ocean that has been overwhelmed with detritus. According to Cyrill Gutsch, founder of the environmental startup Parley […]