AS JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe highlights the global scourge of seaborne plastic waste during the Group of 20 summit in Osaka this week, evidence of his own country's reluctance to address...

[BANGKOK] Thai zero-waste advocate Thanaboon Somboon never leaves his home without what he calls a full "weaponry" of reusable shopping bags, coffee tumblers and stainless steel straws for his...

[PARIS] People worldwide could be ingesting five grammes of microscopic plastic particles every week, equivalent in weight to a credit card, researchers said on Wednesday.

[WASHINGTON] Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised on Tuesday that the United States would not scuttle international efforts to curb plastic pollution, amid complaints that Washington is...

[OTTAWA] Canada plans to ban some single-use plastics like straws, bags and cutlery by early 2021 to reduce non-recyclable waste and protect the world's oceans, Canadian Prime Minister Justin...

[PARIS] Western countries must increasingly deal with hard to dispose of plastics because China and many southeastern Asian countries no longer want them.

[RIO DE JANEIRO] Standing among sacks of used supermarket shopping bags, soft drink bottles and detergent containers, Evelin Marcele is scornful of Brazil's efforts to recycle plastic waste.

[GENEVA] Around 180 countries reached a deal on Friday that aims to sharply reduce the amount of plastic that gets washed into the world's oceans, the United Nations said.

[MEXICO CITY] Mexico City's legislature voted on Thursday to ban businesses from buying, selling or giving their customers disposable plastics, a major shift for a sprawling capital that is awash...

[JENJAROM, Malaysia] From grubby packaging engulfing small Southeast Asian communities to waste piling up in plants from the US to Australia, China's ban on accepting the world's used plastic has...