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Panama Is the First Central American Country to Ban Plastic Bags

Panama Is the First Central American Country to Ban Plastic Bags

Panama has become the first nation in Central America to ban plastic bags. The single-use plastic bag ban was first approved by lawmakers in 2018 in an effort to reduce pollution on Panama's beaches, Reuters...
92% of Kiwis Want a Total Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags

92% of Kiwis Want a Total Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags

The New Zealand government will phase-out single-use plastic bags following a consultation where 92 percent of Kiwis supported the ban. Using 750 million plastic shopping bags - 154 per person - each year, New Zealanders are responsible...
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New Zealand Passes Country-Wide Plastic Bag Ban

(Updated May 12, 2019) New Zealand has implemented a single-use plastic bag ban in a bid to lessen the nation's impact on the environment. Retailers in New Zealand will be given six months to stop...

Researchers State 30% Drop in Plastic Ocean Pollution is Due to Plastic Bag Tax

The amount of plastic in seas surrounding the UK has declined, a new study revealed. Researchers believe the drop was caused by the previously implemented plastic bag tax, the Guardian reported. The study, published in...