Massive plastic pollution footprint’ of drinks firms Revealed: Monsanto predicted crop system would damage US farms Going on a bee hunt Goats take over empty streets of seaside town in UK Coronavirus: Children can visit separated parents during restrictions Sabrang Park likely to be ready by this year Wales unveils plans to ban single-use plastics from 2021 Usage of Drugs for Prevention/Treatment of Covid-19 Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items The Implications of NY State’s Plastic Bag Ban
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Goats take over empty streets of seaside town in UK

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March 31, Liandudno, UK: Mountain goats normally live on the rocky Great Orme Country Park land but are occasional visitors to the seaside town of Llandudno. The herd was most likely drawn this time by the lack of people and tourists due to the Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown measures in place. Usually, the wild herd […]

Coronavirus: Children can visit separated parents during restrictions

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Children of parents who are separated are able to move between households during the coronavirus restrictions, minister Michael Gove has said. Some parents were worried they would not be able to see their children if they do not live with them full-time. He initially suggested children should not be travelling between different houses during the […]

Wales unveils plans to ban single-use plastics from 2021

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In an announcement made late yesterday (18 March), the Welsh Government confirmed plans to consult around the phase-out of plastics deemed to be “single-use, hard-to-recycle and commonly littered”. Materiality assessments conducted by Welsh Government departments found that these items include straws, stirrers, cotton buds, cutlery, plates and balloon sticks. Food and drink packaging made from […]

The Implications of NY State’s Plastic Bag Ban

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Before plastic bags, there were paper bags, and before that, reusable sacks made of natural fabrics including canvas, burlap or jute. With the gradual ban of single-use plastic bags and the reintroduction of paper and reusable bags, New York, along with many other states and countries around the world, is reverting back to archetypal techniques […]

Welsh government plans to ban single-use plastics from next year

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Plastic straws, cutlery and polystyrene food and drink containers look set to be banned in Wales under proposals from the Welsh government. It said the ban would be part of wider measures to make Wales the world’s top recycling nation. The plastics affected include straws, stirrers, cotton buds, balloon sticks, plates and cutlery, food and drinks containers made […]

করোনা ভাইরাস – বিশ্ব স্বাস্থ্য সংস্থার সতর্কতা জারী এবং পাবলিকেরা হাত ধোয়ার সাবান পাবে কই?

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করোনা ভাইরাস (কোবিড – ১৯) বর্তমানে সারা বিশ্বের এক মহা আতংকের নাম। চীনের হুবি প্রদেশের রাজধানী উহান শহরে উৎপত্তি এই মরণ ব্যাধীর ভাইরাসটি এ লেখা লেখার দিন (তারিখ:০৬/০৩/২০২০) অবধি সারা বিশ্বের ৯০ টি দেশে ছড়িয়ে পড়ছে এবং প্রতিদিনই এর আগ্রাসনে দেশ হতে দেশ আক্রান্ত হচ্ছে। আজ পর্যন্ত এ ভাইরাসে ৯৭,৮৮৬ জন লোক আক্রান্ত হয়েছে এবং […]

Gov. Kate Brown Orders State Action On Climate Change

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Oregon Republicans killed cap and trade this year. Now, they’ll have to contend with cap and reduce. Closing a loop on a pledge she made last year, Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order Tuesday that aims to sharply curb greenhouse gas emissions with a full-court press by government agencies. The 14-page order comes less than a week after a Republican […]

Abu Dhabi to ban all single-use plastic bags by 2021

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Contrary to what you may have heard, life in plastic is not fantastic… Our dependency on plastic negatively affects our oceans, food chains and air quality – and, ultimately, it has the potential to impact the health of every organism in our ecosystem. In the UAE, we’ve already seen individual brands and government entities pledging to cull single-use plastic, […]

New York: plastic bag ban takes effect to address ‘environmental blights’

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Every year, New York state gets through a staggering 23bn plastic bags – the vast majority of which end up in landfill or polluting streets, green spaces and waterways. But it is hoped the single-use carriers will become a relic, now a long-awaited state-wide ban on single use plastic bags has come into force. The new law […]

NJ Could Ban Single-Use Plastic and Paper Bags

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New Jersey is poised to become the first state to ban both single-use plastic and paper bags – a move that could help stimulate interest in branded reusable bags, such as totes. Just days after neighboring New York’s single-use plastic bag ban took effect, New Jersey’s state Senate voted in favor of a bill that would […]

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