The global plastics pollution crisis will only worsen unless all actors across the plastics value chain are made more accountable for the true cost of plastics to nature and people, warns a WWF report published today.

The new study, Solving Plastic Pollution Through Accountability, finds that too much…

Read more: Accountability Can Reverse Plastic Pollution Crisis

In the time it takes you to read this sentence, the global building industry will have poured more than 19,000 bathtubs of concrete. By the time you are halfway through this article, the volume would fill the Albert Hall and spill out into Hyde Park.

In a day…

Read more: Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth

Over the last decade many countries in the Sahel region – the semi-arid southern edge of the Sahara that stretches from Senegal to Ethiopia – have been embroiled in conflict. Populations in these countries are growing. This means that resources are increasingly scarce, and a highly variable climate…

Read more: How pollution and greenhouse gases affect the climate in the Sahel

From afar, the dumpsite at Muthurwa market in Kenya’s capital Nairobi looks like a small mountain draped in different colors of clothes.

Non-biodegradable shopping bags

One can pick out yellow, red, black, blue and white colors scattered at the dumpsite where fresh produce traders dispose vegetable, tomato and…

Read more: Non-biodegradable shopping bags pose new challenge to Kenya’s pollution crisis

With its vast coastline and high levels of organised crime, treaty negotiations must include Africa’s priorities. By Agnes Ebo’o

First published by ISS Today

The world’s largest crime scene is not in any specific country or region. It is the area known as the “high seas” – those…

Read more: Africa must invest in the new ‘high seas’ treaty

The island's tortoises are being affected as well by eating plastic debris, with half a flip-flop found in a pile of dung.

Endangered turtle tangled up in plastic

A huge plastic clean-up operation is being organised on one of the most important turtle nesting islands in the Indian…

Read more: Plastic pollution: Flip-flop found in poo of endangered Indian Ocean tortoise