[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...

KNEE-DEEP in water on a picture-postcard Lesbos island beach, a team of Greek university students gently deposits a wall-sized PVC frame on the surface before divers moor it at sea.

[NAIROBI] Countries from around the world set their sights Monday on a pivotal deal to curb plastic waste, a source of long-term pollution and worsening contamination of the ocean's food chain....