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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...
There Won’t Be Any Single Use Plastic In Canada By 2021

There Won’t Be Any Single Use Plastic in Canada By 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will ban "harmful" single-use plastics by 2021 to address the "global challenge" of plastic pollution, the BBC reports. The Canadian government has not revealed which plastic items will...

Styrofoam Ban In Effect In New York City

New York City has enforced a ban on single-use polystyrene plastic foam containers. The ban -- approved back in 2013 but officially introduced in January -- also includes items such as coffee cups, plates, bowls,...
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...
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MGM Casinos and Resorts to Ditch 100 Million Plastic Straws a Year

Leading multi-concept restaurant and hotel operator MGM Resorts International announced a new initiative to combat plastic pollution. The campaign includes the removal of plastic stirring straws and drinking straws from its casino floors, buffets,...
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IKEA Vows to Stop Selling Single-Use Plastic and Add More Vegan Options to Help...

International homewares retailer, IKEA, has pledged to stop selling single-use plastic products by 2020 in a bid to improve sustainability. The environment-focused decision will include all items made with single-use plastic, including straws, cups, and freezer...
Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi Pledges to Ban All Single-Use Plastics in the Nation By 2022

India’s Prime Minister Narenda Modi Pledges to Ban All Single-Use Plastics in the Nation...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unprecedented announcement on World Environment Day to eliminate all single-use plastics in the nation by 2022, UN Environment reports. While plastic's impact on the environment and ecosystems are...
Starbucks has announced the launch of two new vegan cold brew coffee smoothies, featuring a pea protein blend and sweetened with a banana-date mix.

EU Moves to Ban Straws, Cotton Buds, Drink Stirrers, and More to Protect Europe’s...

The European Commission has proposed to ban easily replaceable single-use plastics, the new rules would apply EU-wide. The commission has targeted the 10 most popular single-use plastic items, as well as abandoned fishing gear, which...
UK to Create the World's First Plastic-Free Parliament

UK to Create the World’s First Plastic-Free Parliament

The British Parliament has announced plans to eliminate single-use plastic from its premises starting this summer. The first action will be to ban plastic water bottles and to implement a "latte levy" on disposable...

Oakland, CA, Moves to Limit Single-Use Plastic

The use of plastic straws in restaurants, bars, and cafes throughout Oakland, Calif., is set to see changes. The Oakland City Council recently voted unanimously to pass a law restricting access to single-use plastic...

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...