"a very positive move towards reducing plastic waste" - Dr Soroush Abolfathi from the Warwick Water Research Group comments on the decision of the Scottish Government to ban plastic-stemmed cotton buds.
"This is a bold and positive step for marine conservation in the UK." Marine ecologist Dr Jessica Savage from Warwick Global Sustainable Development comments on the announcement of 41 new 'blue belt' zones.
'We are waking up to the urgency of the situation' - Professor David Mond comments on climate change protests
Protests in London to draw attention to the threat of climate change continue to cause disruption today, but are they having an impact on public opinion? Professor David Mond, from the Warwick Mathematics Institute and a researcher into environmental sustainability, argues that we are seeing a change in public perception.
"The cost of the whole supply chain needs to be considered." Dr Philippe Blanchard from the Department of Politics and International Studies comments on the news that McDonalds will replace plastic straws with paper in all its UK and Ireland restaurants from September.