#Plastic bags

  • Article: Tanzania Bans Tourists From Bringing Plastic Bags Into the Country
    Environment

    Tanzania Bans Tourists From Bringing Plastic Bags Into the Country

    By Joe McCarthy|May 16, 2019

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

  • Article: New York Approves Milestone Ban on Plastic Bags
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    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
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    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
    Environment

    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
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    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: There's Now a Black Market for Plastic Bags in Kenya
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    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: There Are Fewer Plastic Bags on Seafloors Because of New Laws: Report
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    There Are Fewer Plastic Bags on Seafloors Because of New Laws: Report

    By Joe McCarthy|April 5, 2018

    “This research shows how effective charges are at reducing plastic waste.” Read more