Russian bug spray, a council bin and the remains of a 1980s picnic are among the most unusual items found washed up on beaches cared for by the National Trust.
Action to curb the use of carrier bags, straws or microbeads fails to deal with the root of the plastic pollution problem, a report has warned.
Sea turtles mistake plastics for prey because they smell like food, scientists have found.
British Airways has pledged to remove more than 250 million plastic items from its flights by the end of the year.
A woman has been reunited with a mixtape she lost on holiday after it washed up on a beach nearly 25 years later – and it still plays the tracks she recorded on it.
Supermarket giant Tesco has pledged to scrap shrink-wrapped multipacks across all its own-brand and branded tinned food in a move that will remove 350 million tonnes of plastic a year.
Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to more than a dozen countries as Kuala Lumpur said it will not become the world’s rubbish bin.
Asda is launching a new “sustainability store” where shoppers will be able to fill containers with own-brand products as well as Kellogg’s cereals and PG Tips tea.
Social media campaigns across the north-east have taken off in the past year – attracting worldwide attention.
An Aberdeen shopping centre has started a new initiative to reduce plastic waste.
Pixie Lott has traded performing on stage to become a member of the BBC Watchdog Live team as a guest reporter.
Hungry green turtles are being fooled by plastic that looks like their natural diet, new research suggests.
Under the scheme, shoppers will pay a 20p deposit when buying drinks purchased in single-use plastic or glass bottles and aluminium or steel cans.
More than 75% of Scots believe people would understand how to use a deposit return scheme based on a variable fee, according to a survey.
The amount of plastic the UK is shipping abroad is reducing, a Aberdeen MP has been told.
Dougie Poynter has ditched bottled shampoo in a bid to be more environmentally friendly.
Royal Ballet soloist Fernando Montano dances under water surrounded by plastic to highlight the pollution of the world’s oceans.
A network of marine reserves could be rolled out across the high seas to protect wildlife hotspots and save species from extinction, a report has said.
A group of protesters gathered at north-east supermarkets to campaign against the use of plastic packaging.
Campaigners aiming to reduce plastic waste are to hold a protest at a north-east supermarket.
Single-use plastic drinks bottles will be barred from sale at Glastonbury Festival for the first time this year.
A schoolboy is urging people living in Aberdeen to join him in a bid to cut down on plastic pollution.
Samsung has announced it is to begin replacing plastic packaging materials with “environmentally sustainable elements”.
Councillors to keep watching brief on trial that could see plastic filling potholes on Aberdeen roads
Councillors have agreed to monitor trials of using plastic to fill city potholes.
A study of human poo from around the world has found evidence of microscopic plastic particles swallowed in food.
The Scottish Government is doubling its cash help for projects that aim to tackle the “scourge” of marine plastic pollution.
Fossilised plastic preserved in rocks will remain as a stark reminder of our polluting age for millions of years to come, an expert has said.
Discarded plastic could be used as fuel for cars following a scientific breakthrough.
A north-east council has backed a government proposal to ban the sale of plastic-stemmed cotton buds.
Almost a third of plastic packaging used by UK supermarkets is either non-recyclable through kerbside or retailer collection schemes or difficult to recycle, a consumer group has found.