#Plastic Ban

  • 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: Senegal, One of the World’s Biggest Ocean Polluters, Will Enforce Fines on Plastic Use

    Senegal, One of the World’s Biggest Ocean Polluters, Will Enforce Fines on Plastic Use

    By Sushmita Roy|Aug. 1, 2019

    Shopkeepers will be fined $85 and manufacturers risk $34,000 in fines or six months in prison. Read more

  • Article: East Timor Is Set to Become the First Plastic-Neutral Nation

    East Timor Is Set to Become the First Plastic-Neutral Nation

    May 17, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    The plan will ensure that all plastics used in the nation will be turned to new products. Read more

  • Article: Plastic Straws and Cotton Buds Could Be Banned in Britain by Next Year

    Plastic Straws and Cotton Buds Could Be Banned in Britain by Next Year

    By Imogen Calderwood|Oct. 22, 2018

    England alone uses 4.7 billion plastic straws and 1.8 billion plastic-stemmed cotton buds each year. Read more

  • Article: Jamaica Announces Plan to Ban Styrofoam, Plastic Bags, and Plastic Straws

    Jamaica Announces Plan to Ban Styrofoam, Plastic Bags, and Plastic Straws

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Sept. 18, 2018

    This puts the country at the forefront of plastic bans. Read more

  • Article: Island Nation of Dominica Launches One of the Strongest Plastic Bans in the World

    Island Nation of Dominica Launches One of the Strongest Plastic Bans in the World

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Aug. 13, 2018

    It will ban plastic bags, utensils, containers, and more. Read more

  • Article: Starbucks Is Ditching Plastic Straws in All of Its Stores

    Starbucks Is Ditching Plastic Straws in All of Its Stores

    By Imogen Calderwood|July 9, 2018

    It will eliminate 1 billion straws from the global supply chain every year. Read more

  • Article: Mumbai Just Became the Largest City in India to Ban Single-Use Plastics

    Mumbai Just Became the Largest City in India to Ban Single-Use Plastics

    By Joanna Prisco|June 25, 2018

    The city will fine or potentially arrest those violating the new ban. Read more