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Nature & Environment 

Fashion and the environment

There is a growing awareness that fashion – and particularly fast fashion – is environmentally unsustainable. 

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55 mins
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Nature & Environment 

Being Sustainable(ish)

Jen Gale explores the idea of leading a sustainable(ish) lifestyle.

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40 mins
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Going on a plastic diet

Sisters Against Plastic (Mary and Theresa) are ‘normal people’ who noticed just how much plastic they were using.

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55 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology 

The seven types of plastic

To understand the types of plastics available, their differences and to figure out what can be recycled, refer to our quick guide below.

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Plastics in our ocean

Test your knowledge about plastics in our oceans, and learn about how they impact the environment by clicking on the image below...

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Why do birds eat plastic?

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.

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How has Teddy Kinyanjui taken plastic out of reforestation? article icon

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How has Teddy Kinyanjui taken plastic out of reforestation?

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.

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Plastic materials, pollution and recycling

What benefits do plastics offer society? What can we do with used plastic to avoid damage to the environment? Simon Collinson investigates...

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Is your wash day polluting the oceans? article icon

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Is your wash day polluting the oceans?

Every time you wash your clothes, microfibres escape into the environment. And that, explains Dr Natalie Welden, is a huge threat to our oceans.

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Are plastics making men infertile? article icon

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Are plastics making men infertile?

Our world has plastic running through it - but is the prevalence of plastics threatening our survival as a species?

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Bang Goes The Theory 7: Episode 1

This week the Bang team reveal the science behind plastics.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Fantastic plastic

It's such a key part of our lives - but what exactly is plastic, and how does it work?

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5 mins