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Shocking figures reveal Spain dumps most plastic packaging in landfill in Western Europe

Europe produces 20% of the world’s plastic waste

Spain’s environmentalists issue doomsday warning as groundbreaking study reveals alarming levels of micro-plastic in the Pyrenees

One of the main problems is the lack of ready, cheap alternatives to the imperishable material that is now part of the air we breathe and the water we drink

Gibraltar BANS BALLOONS in desperate bid to save wildlife

The ban comes after authorities cancelled the territory’s annual National Day celebration in which 30,000 red and white helium balloons are released

War to be waged against plastic in Gibraltar following deaths of ‘magnificent’ birds

One bird died of starvation after a plastic biscuit wrapper got stuck in its stomach

EXCLUSIVE: How Spain’s high fashion designers are turning recycled plastic into runway collections

As Spanish designers weave recycled plastic into their collections, PET-a-porter could become the new planet-friendly fashion trend

THE LAST STRAW: EU clamps down on single-use plastics poisoning world’s oceans

EU acts to stem the plastic tide plaguing the world's oceans

Volunteers clear up almost half a TONNE of waste from Costa del Sol beach

Since starting the foundation, Plastic Free Seas Worldwide have cleared a total of 3,400 kilos in 10 beach clean ups

WATCH: Brits help save sea turtle wrapped in plastic off coast of Spain’s Marbella

https://www.facebook.com/jorge.duranperez.121/videos/2228043530809256/ THIS is the moment a sea turtle was rescued off the coast of Marbella.  The clip shows Brits and Spaniards pull the clearly distressed creature...

IN PICS: Marbella beach World Clean Up day

A team of divers have joined a hundred people for a big beach clean up in Marbella. The group from Diving with Nic helped to...

FINAL STRAW: Spain consumes most plastic straws in Europe as Greenpeace calls for BAN

SPAIN consumes more plastic straws than any other country in Europe. The holiday favourite throws away 4.745 BILLION plastic straws every year - around 13...

‘Worrying’ levels of plastic particles found in almost 75% of fish

New research finds microplastics could pose a serious threat to human health

Plastic Problems: Support for using plastics in port expansions

PLANS to use molten plastic slag from the waste centre to expand ports have received the backing of multiple government sectors. The Balearic Port Authority...

EXCLUSIVE: Mallorca council, Tirme and Palma port face fines over burned plastic ‘pollution’

Balearic government issues ultimatum over molten rubbish washing up on beaches

Groundbreaking eco Lego style plastic house factory to open in Malaga

Lego-style houses are becoming a reality, thanks to savvy Ronda-based estate agent Thorwald Bodensiek who is building one of Europe’s first recycled plastic brick factories near Malaga

Plastic cups and plates to be banned on Mallorca

The law has been a year in the making and contains 62 articles

Eight million tonnes of plastic ‘lost’ at sea each year

Most plastic dumped into the seas will never be recovered and may be hidden deep on the ocean floor

Rubbish endangers Mediterranean marine life

The deep blue dump?

Explosion spews out enormous plume of black smoke near Sevilla

The flames caused by the explosion have affected a nearby ship and railway line

Fishermen in Spain could be paid to catch plastic

Move is part of a groundbreaking EU initiative to tackle plastic pollution, as well as give fishermen an alternative source of income

Almería’s greenhouses: What goes on inside…

John Woodhead takes a look inside the plastic greenhouses that play a big part in the economy of Almería and Andalucía
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