This week on Dezeen, the impact of plastic on the environment was yet again a talking point, as the London Marathon gave out drinks in edible seaweed capsules and a study revealed the truth behind biodegradable bags. More
Plastic was all over the catwalks during the latest men's edition of London Fashion Week, but not everyone had the environment in mind. We look at five examples, with some labels using virgin plastic and others opting for recycled. More
A fracture in The Ocean Cleanup's "giant Pac Man", dispatched to scoop up waste from the Pacific Ocean, has forced the company to abort the mission and haul the apparatus back to shore. More
The European Parliament has voted for a ban on single-use plastic, on items for which alternatives already exist, in a bid to mitigate ocean pollution – a move that has been largely praised by architects, designers and brands. More
Could biodegradable plastics made from natural substances such as algae replace fossil-fuel polymers? Here are 10 examples of designers that are experimenting with environmentally friendly alternatives.