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Massive plastic pollution footprint’ of drinks firms

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Report says plastic from Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestlé and Unilever products could cover 83 football pitches every day Four global drinks giants are responsible for more than half a million tonnes of plastic pollution in six developing countries each year, enough to cover 83 football pitches every day, according to a report. The NGO Tearfund has […]

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 […]

Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items

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China, one of the world's biggest users of plastic, has unveiled a major plan to reduce single-use plastics across the country. Non-degradable bags will be banned in major cities by the end of 2020 and in all cities and towns by 2022. The restaurant industry will also be banned from using single-use straws by the […]

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 […]

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, […]

Oregonians Are Still Adjusting To The Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

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A few months ago Nick Gross wouldn’t have thought twice about taking reusable bags with him when he went grocery shopping. In fact, he wouldn’t have thought about it at all. Now, most of the time he goes to the store he thinks about his reusable shopping bags — usually when he’s in the checkout line and realizes […]

Washington state set to ban single-use plastic bags

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Washington is on the verge of joining a global movement to ban single-use plastic bags, with legislation passing the state House of Representatives with bipartisan support on Saturday. The bill would make Washington the ninth state to ban the bags, which are frequently seen stuck to trees, blowing about in litter and becoming tangled with marine life. Bag […]

Should Plastic Bags Be Banned Everywhere?

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When you buy something in a store, do you rely on the store’s plastic bags to get your items home? Or do you bring your own reusable bag — or just skip the bag entirely? For residents of New York state, the store-provided plastic bag won’t be an option any more as of March 1. […]

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 […]

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