David Sygall It's a battle over billions, but both sides agree plastic bottle sales are falling, writes David Sygall.
Ben Cubby, Tom Arup, Adam Morton and Nicky Phillips examine plans that range from the realistic to the wacky.
A male giraffe that died in an Indonesian zoo had 20 kilograms of plastic in its stomach, officials say, the latest suspicious animal death at the facility.
With each European using 500 plastic bags per year, and tonnes of plastic littering the Mediterranean, the European Commission may ban them from stores or tax them to combat pollution.
Deborah Smith SYNTHETIC clothing could be a significant source of tiny pieces of plastic that are accumulating in the marine environment, a study shows.
New research from the Earthwatch program Turtles in Trouble shows that 36 per cent of marine turtles are affected by marine rubbish, with soft plastic being the major villain.
Andrew Darby, Hobart For years a remote patch of the North Pacific has served as a benchmark of global marine plastic pollution - and now it appears we have our own.
Aaron Cook THE state government plans to introduce biodegradable bags to supermarket checkouts and open more waste collection centres to reduce landfill.
Andrew Darby HOBART MOMENTUM appears to be growing nationally for a ban on plastic checkout bags, as Tasmania joins three other jurisdictions to outlaw them.
Paul Sheehan A research expedition is being prepared in San Francisco to sail a plastic boat into the northern Pacific Ocean as part of a wider study of sustainability in the ocean, writes Paul Sheehan.
Ben Cubby Retail giant Target has confirmed it will ban plastic bags in its 283 Australian stores next month. It will be the first large retailer to break ranks and ban bags on environmental grounds.
Peter Hannam When it comes to jellyfish on Australian beaches, getting stung may be the least of our worries.
Georgina Connery Can I dump my old sex toys in the recycling bin? What about my credit cards or my sphygmomanometer?
Hamish Boland-Rudder Producers and backyard gardeners around Canberra were holding their breath on Tuesday morning as the second-coldest October night on record left frost over parts of the region.
Emma Partridge, Megan Levy Catherine Hubbard might have suffocated in smoke had it not been for a phone call.
Emma Partridge Senior Sergeant Paul Bousfield was helping frantic residents at the counter of Springwood Police Station in the middle of the bushfire crisis when he received a text message from his wife Karen.
Damien Murphy Something about the way they're lying - one slumped on his side, the other supine. Are they dead, asleep, or maybe they're mucking around?
Michael Bachelard A young orang-utan died prematurely on Saturday after a short life spent in the squalid environment of Indonesia's Surabaya zoo.
Bridie Smith One of the largest viruses known to science has been found in a shallow pond in Melbourne.
Why does plastic become brittle as it ages?