Our planet is in the midst of a plastic waste epidemic. Researchers estimate that more than 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic have been produced since the early 1950s. About 60 per cent of that plastic has ended up in either a landfill or the natural environment.

A new report from UN Environment explores the huge variety of plastic alternatives that have already sprung up. We’ve pulled out a few of those options here.

Click to read more: https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/fungus-foam-pineapple-pleather-5-plastic-alternatives-watch