#Plastic ban

  • Article: Chile Approves Total Ban on Plastic Bags
    Environment

    Chile Approves Total Ban on Plastic Bags

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|May 30, 2018

    “A bag is manufactured in a minute, used for half an hour, and remains for 400 years in our nature.” Read more

  • Article: European Union Calls for Bold Ban on Single-Use Plastics
    Environment

    European Union Calls for Bold Ban on Single-Use Plastics

    By Joe McCarthy|May 29, 2018

    It’s the most ambitious proposal of its kind in the world. Read more

  • Article: There's Now a Black Market for Plastic Bags in Kenya
    Environment

    There's Now a Black Market for Plastic Bags in Kenya

    By Joe McCarthy|May 16, 2018

    A recent ban has pushed the sale of bags underground. Read more

  • Article: Fed Up With Plastic, This Man Got Kenya to Ban It
    Environment

    Fed Up With Plastic, This Man Got Kenya to Ban It

    By Joe McCarthy|May 4, 2018

    His story shows that individual activism can go a long way. Read more

  • Article: 16 Times Countries and Cities Have Banned Single-Use Plastics
    Environment

    16 Times Countries and Cities Have Banned Single-Use Plastics

    By Imogen Calderwood|April 25, 2018

    They are an inspiration in the war on plastic. Read more

  • Article: Canada Will Ask G7 Countries to Reduce Plastic Waste
    Environment

    Canada Will Ask G7 Countries to Reduce Plastic Waste

    By Joe McCarthy|Jan. 26, 2018

    “The health of the oceans is under threat.” Read more

  • Article: Seattle to Ban All Plastic Straws, Utensils in Restaurants in 2018
    Environment

    Seattle to Ban All Plastic Straws, Utensils in Restaurants in 2018

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 28, 2017

    It’s part of a much larger movement. Read more

  • Article: Zimbabwe Bans Styrofoam-Like Food Containers
    Environment

    Zimbabwe Bans Styrofoam-Like Food Containers

    By Joe McCarthy|July 17, 2017

    Environmentalists hope that this ban will spur a chain reaction of similar bans. Read more