‘Scottish Government consult on details of deposit return scheme Overview     Consultation on the options for distinct elements of a deposit return scheme on beverage containers, seeking views on which options will deliver the best results for Scotland.  Why We Are Consulting   We want to design a deposit return system that will work well for everyone […]

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In one of the first studies to determine potential sources of microplastics pollution, researchers have found that water samples from UK rivers contained significantly higher concentrations of microplastics downstream from wastewater treatment plants. Scientists from the University of Leeds measured microplastics concentrations up and downstream of the following six wastewater treatment plants and river catchments: […]

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