#Plastic bags

  • Article: China Just Announced Major Plan to Ban Single-Use Plastics

    China Just Announced Major Plan to Ban Single-Use Plastics

    By Madeleine Keck|Jan. 22, 2020

    Single-use plastics bags and straws will be banned in key cities by the end of 2020. Read more

  • Article: Germany Plans to Ban Plastic Bags, Adding Momentum to Global Movement

    Germany Plans to Ban Plastic Bags, Adding Momentum to Global Movement

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 13, 2019

    Only 5% of plastic bags get recycled. Read more

  • Article: Tourists Banned From Bringing Plastic Bags To Tanzania

    Tourists Banned From Bringing Plastic Bags To Tanzania

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Pia Gralki|May 16, 2019

    The effort to eliminate plastic bags is becoming unstoppable. Read more

  • Article: New York Approves Milestone Ban on Plastic Bags

    New York Approves Milestone Ban on Plastic Bags

    By Joe McCarthy|March 29, 2019

    The multi-year fight over plastic bags has reached a milestone. Read more

  • Article: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Just Announced an Ambitious Ban on Plastic Bags

    New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Just Announced an Ambitious Ban on Plastic Bags

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 10, 2018

    “It’s also the biggest single subject schoolchildren write to me about.” Read more

  • Article: SeaWorld, Royal Caribbean Latest to Ban Single-Use Plastics

    SeaWorld, Royal Caribbean Latest to Ban Single-Use Plastics

    June 13, 2018

    Resorts agree that a trash-laden ocean is not a good look. Read more

  • Article: Chile Approves Total Ban on Plastic Bags

    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: Smugglers Threaten to Undermine Kenya’s Plastic Bag Ban

    Smugglers Threaten to Undermine Kenya’s Plastic Bag Ban

    By Joe McCarthy|May 16, 2018

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