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Canada Will Ban Plastic Bags By End of Next Year

Canadians will need to remember their reusable grocery bags when they go shopping next year; Canada has announced it will ban plastic bags by the end of 2021. Also included in the ban are single-use...
IKEA Just Banned Single-Use Plastic From Its Cafes

IKEA Just Banned Single-Use Plastic From Its Cafes

IKEA is removing single-use plastic from its cafes. The global furniture store began phasing out disposable plastics, replacing them with plastic-free alternatives this month. IKEA introduced wooden cutlery, plus cups, bowls, plates, and paper straws....
San Francisco Airport Just Banned Plastic Water Bottles

San Francisco Airport Just Banned Plastic Water Bottles

A ban on single-used plastic water bottles went into effect at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) earlier this week. Plastic is out for shops, restaurants, and vending machines, replaced by glass, aluminum, and certified compostable...
Jaden Smith Removes 16,000 Single-Use Plastic Bottles From London 10k

Jaden Smith Removes 16,000 Single-Use Plastic Bottles From London 10k

Will and Jaden Smith are helping eliminate single-use plastic water bottles from the upcoming ASICS London 10k marathon. The 16,000 single-use plastic water bottles at the finish line will be replaced by JUST Water cartons....
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...
The End Is Near for Tiny Hotel Shampoo Bottles

The End Is Near for Tiny Hotel Shampoo Bottles

Single-use hotel shampoo bottles could soon face a ban similar to those placed on plastic straws in a bid to reduce waste and plastic pollution. California is considering a ban on the small plastic bottles...

You Can’t Get Plastic Straws at Disneyland Paris Anymore

Disneyland Paris has banned single-use plastic straws as of earlier this month. The Paris location of the popular theme park phased out plastic straws ahead of Earth Day on April 22, opting for biodegradable paper...

This Korean Company Is Making Sustainable Straws From Rice

South Korean brand Yeonjigonji is making edible straws from sustainable ingredients like rice and tapioca flour. The brand's plastic-free straws have a harder texture than the traditional kind and a subtle, rice-like aroma, but don't...

New York State Is Banning Plastic Bags

New York has passed a statewide law that bans most types of single-use plastic bags. The bill, introduced by Governor Andrew Cuomo last year, will make New York the second state after California to impose...
Even the Straw Emoji Needs to Go, Says Environmentalists

Even the Straw Emoji Needs to Go, Says Environmentalists

Ditching a single-use plastic straw from your drink is one of the easiest ways to make a positive change for the environment, but should you cut the plastic promotion from your phone too? According to...
Portuguese Airline Hi Fly Becomes First to Ditch Single-Use Plastics on Flights

Portuguese Airline Becomes First to Ditch Single-Use Plastics on Flights

Portuguese airline Hi Fly has taken unprecedented steps towards improving sustainability by eliminating single-use plastic on flights. The company launched a plastic-free trial on four flights last month, replacing cutlery with compostable bamboo cups and...
UK Primary School Georgeham Is Nation’s First to Get ‘Plastic-Free’ Status

UK Education Secretary Wants All Schools to Be Plastic-Free By 2022

Education secretary Damian Hinds is urging schools across the UK to go plastic-free by 2022, following the lead of Georgeham Primary School in Devon. The school has cut out single-use plastics such as cling film...
EU Bans ‘Throwaway’ Plastic Including Styrofoam and Single-Use Straws

EU Bans ‘Throwaway’ Plastic Including Styrofoam and Single-Use Straws

In a bid to protect the environment and marine life, the EU has agreed to ban "throwaway" plastics such as styrofoam and single-use straws. CNBC reports that EU officials agreed to the measure on Wednesday....
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This Dutch Bike Path Is Made Entirely Out of Recycled Plastic

A bike path made entirely from recycled plastic is now open to cyclers in Zwolle, a 1,300-year-old town located in the northern Netherlands. The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the philanthropic branch of Canadian global information and news network,...
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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...

Marriott International to Remove Plastic Straws From All 6,500 Hotels

In a move towards sustainability, major hotel chain Marriott International announced plans to remove single-use plastic straws and drink stirrers from the hotels of 30 different Marriott brands around the world. “We are proud to...
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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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Starbucks Ditches Straws in All Stores to Combat Plastic Pollution

The world's largest coffeehouse chain, Starbucks, is ditching plastic straws in a bid to become more sustainable. The decision is highly impactful; the company has more than 28,000 locations across the world and the move...
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Pamela Anderson Says ‘Vegan Food Is Not Enough’ in Fight Against Plastic Pollution

Actor and longtime animal rights activist Pamela Anderson took to Twitter over the weekend to urge her followers to stop using plastic after she received vegan takeout lunch in a plastic bag. "We need to...

New Zealand, the ‘Seabird Capital of the World,’ Under Threat From Plastic Pollution

Seabirds in New Zealand are at a higher risk of being harmed by plastic pollution than anywhere else in the world, according to new research. The country, dubbed the "Seabird Capital of the World," is...
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Vegan Musician Moby Urges Barack Obama, Snoop Dogg, Ellen DeGeneres, and More to Ditch...

Vegan musician, activist, and restaurateur, Moby, has taken to Instagram to share his support for a plastic-free world. In a video, the celebrity discussed his commitment to ditching plastic water bottles for good. In the...