The Liverpool river is more polluted than the great Pacific garbage patch, according to research from Greenpeace.
A Labour MP has called on the government to make a "no more plastics" commitment to ensure that only organic based packaging material is in place by 2025.
Microplastic has been found inside 50 dolphins, seals and whales that had washed up on Britain's shores, a study has found.
A University of Edinburgh student has accused her peers of being "morally corrupt" for buying plastic bottles of water.
Jeroean Dagavos, from campaign looking to rid the sea of plastic, has said the study showing microplastic in human waste was “worrying”.
Senior oceans campaigner at Greenpeace, Louise Edge, has said a study which found plastic particles in human waste raises "a lot of worrying questions".
The brewer is set to reduce its use of plastic to package the product by more than 75%.
Michael Graham argues in favour of plastic, despite widespread bans aimed at reducing waste and pollution
The plastic deposit return scheme, which is supposed to help people recycle, seems to have angered those who already do...
Officials are clearing the species away from the area over fears of them affecting the ecosystem