#Plastic Bags

  • Article: Arrest of 3 Kenyan Vendors Caught With Plastic Bags Is Sparking Outrage Over Inequality

    Arrest of 3 Kenyan Vendors Caught With Plastic Bags Is Sparking Outrage Over Inequality

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Feb. 24, 2020

    Kenya banned plastic bags in 2017, but enforcing the severe punishments could devastate families. Read more

  • Article: Mexico City's Ban on Plastic Bags Officially Takes Effect

    Mexico City's Ban on Plastic Bags Officially Takes Effect

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Brandon Wiggins|Jan. 2, 2020

    Mexico City has joined a growing number of cities in banning single-use plastic bags. Read more

  • Article: The Supreme Court in Malawi Just Banned Plastic Bags — Again

    The Supreme Court in Malawi Just Banned Plastic Bags — Again

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Aug. 6, 2019

    Activists are describing it as a “fantastic victory.” Read more

  • Article: Bangladeshi Scientist Invents Biodegradable Single-Use Bag Made From Jute

    Bangladeshi Scientist Invents Biodegradable Single-Use Bag Made From Jute

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|July 23, 2019

    The bags break down after being buried in soil for three months and can be recycled. Read more

  • Article: 2 Million Plastic Bags Are Still Handed Out Every Day by Small Shops in England

    2 Million Plastic Bags Are Still Handed Out Every Day by Small Shops in England

    By Imogen Calderwood|July 12, 2019

    Campaigners want the government to double the charge and roll it out to all businesses. Read more

  • Article: Boots Is Banning Plastic Bags in Sustainable Switch to Brown Paper

    Boots Is Banning Plastic Bags in Sustainable Switch to Brown Paper

    By Imogen Calderwood|June 24, 2019

    It will remove 40 million plastic bags from use every year. Read more

  • Article: 10 Simple Habits to Help You Reduce Your Plastic Footprint

    10 Simple Habits to Help You Reduce Your Plastic Footprint

    By Joe McCarthy|April 10, 2019

    If Europeans used reusable water bottles, 6,741 tons of plastic litter would be prevented each year. Read more

  • Article: Morrisons Is Trialling Paper Bags to Help UK Shoppers Cut Out Plastic

    Morrisons Is Trialling Paper Bags to Help UK Shoppers Cut Out Plastic

    By Imogen Calderwood|Jan. 28, 2019

    The bags cost 20p and are available in eight shops across the UK and Gibraltar. Read more