#Plastic Ban

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

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