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Nature & Environment
There is a growing awareness that fashion – and particularly fast fashion – is environmentally unsustainable.
Jen Gale explores the idea of leading a sustainable(ish) lifestyle.
Sisters Against Plastic (Mary and Theresa) are ‘normal people’ who noticed just how much plastic they were using.
Science, Maths & Technology
To understand the types of plastics available, their differences and to figure out what can be recycled, refer to our quick guide below.
Test your knowledge about plastics in our oceans, and learn about how they impact the environment by clicking on the image below...
The photos of birds killed by bellies full of plastic waste are harrowing - but why do they eat the stuff in the first place? The OU's Miranda Dyson explains.
Planting trees seems to be a good thing, ecologically. But... what if the saplings come wrapped in plastic bags? Kenyan Teddy Kinyanjui has come up with an elegant solution to take the plastic out of the forest.
What benefits do plastics offer society? What can we do with used plastic to avoid damage to the environment? Simon Collinson investigates...
Every time you wash your clothes, microfibres escape into the environment. And that, explains Dr Natalie Welden, is a huge threat to our oceans.
Our world has plastic running through it - but is the prevalence of plastics threatening our survival as a species?
TV, Radio & Events
This week the Bang team reveal the science behind plastics.
It's such a key part of our lives - but what exactly is plastic, and how does it work?
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