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Most Icelanders Support Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags In Stores

Nearly two-thirds of Icelanders support a blanket ban on single-use plastic bags in retail stores, according to the results of…

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Call to ditch plastic food and drink packaging for ‘One Plastic Free Day’

Read Call to ditch plastic food and drink packaging for ‘One Plastic Free Day’ latest on ITV News.All the news…

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‘We Can’t Recycle Our Way Out of This Problem’: Ben & Jerry’s Bans Single-Use Plastics

Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s announced major efforts to quickly curb its use of single-use plastics. By April of this year, its 600-plus Scoop Shops around the world will only offer wooden spoons, rather than plastic ones.

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If Vanuatu Can Ban Single-Use Plastics, so Can the Other Commonwealth Countries

Last month, Vanuatu became one of the first in the world to implement a ban on single use plastic bags, straws and polystyrene food containers.

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New case study aims to inspire more businesses to remove single-use plastic — Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

A business change case study published by CISL today shows how Sky has taken action to remove single-use plastic from its business through its strategy, leadership, management and engagement.

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The Case For A Global Treaty Banning Single Use Plastics – Why Stop At Bags And Straws?  Think bigger and wider…

Single-use plastics are a blessing and a curse. They have fueled a revolution in commercial and consumer convenience and improved hygiene standards…

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‘Time to take action’: New Zealand single-use plastic phase-out will not affect fresh produce barrier bags

New Zealand’s implementation of a single-use plastic bag ban, which will be conducted as a ‘mandatory phase out’ over six months, will not affect barrier bags for fresh food products.

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Straw No More in Adelaide as Mayor backs ban with War On Waste II set for launch – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A ban on distributing most single-use plastic straws at Adelaide parklands and city square events could be in place as soon as next year.

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10 Travel Brands That are Saying Goodbye to Single-Use Plastics

These hotels, resorts, and cruises have committed to eliminating plastic junk as best as they can.

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Press Canada To Catch Up To Europe in a Ban on Single-Use Plastic

“Plastic waste is choking our oceans, threatening to outweigh the amount of fish by 2050 if nothing is done. … Here in Canada, we generate about 3.25 million tons of plastic waste every year3. 1.6 million coffee cups sit in Canada’s landfills4.

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Young people can drive society to get rid of single-use plastics – Miriam Dalli

Young people have a key role to play in driving society to reduce single-use plastics, MEP Miriam Dalli said on Saturday.The Labour MEP said youths and children were often the leaders in driving environmental change and noted that while legislators were introducing laws to cut single-use…

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Will one of these 12 visions replace today’s throwaway coffee cup?

Circular business models, plant-based materials and water-based coatings are among the solutions starring in the Next-Gen Cup Consortium and Challenge.

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Jacó promotes strategy to reduce single-use plastics – The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate

Jacó blogger Magdalen López writes about the Central Pacific beach community’s efforts as part of a growing nationwide movement in Costa Rica to reduce or eliminate single-use plastics. #SinPajillaPorFavor is a campaign that calls on restaurants and other businesses to unite to reduce single-use plastics, given that 60 percent of it ends up on beaches, causing the death of marine species and birds,

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JW Marriott to remove single use plastic in Macau

JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton Macau have announced plans to remove disposable plastic straws and plastic stirrers from the properties. The latest initiative is part of a process that has seen Marriott International set itself a goal of removing plastic straws from over 6,500…

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Opinion: Say No to Single Use Plastic Bags

The following is an opinion piece from Jennifer Nielsen and Ed Reichman, co-chairs, SOMA Action Climate Subcommittee:  You probably don’t need anything else to be worried about these days, but you should be very worried about plastic.

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Schools urged to eliminate single use plastics by 2022

Government also confirms previously trailed plans to raise plastic bag levy from 5p to 10p across all shops in England…

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Just Eat expands trials of seaweed-based sauce sachets to replace single-use plastics

Online food ordering firm Just Eat is expanding a trial of replacing single-use plastic sauce sachets with a seaweed-based alternative to 10 London restaurants for the next eight weeks.- edie news centre…

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Kroger set to phase out single-use plastic bags

Seattle-based QFC set to be the first of its banners to transition away from single-use bags, with the move expected to be completed in 2019.

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‘Single-Use’ Secures Collins’ Word of the Year Spot

English Dictionary compiler and publisher, Collins, has selected the term ‘single-use’ as this year’s Word of the Year.

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Beyond single-use plastic: a new era for European businesses is within reach – Zero Waste Europe

Beyond single-use plastic: a new era for European businesses is within reach With a true concept night, Rethink Plastic took participants into the future to explore the opportunities of a post-single-use…

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Damian Hinds challenges all schools to go single-use plastic free by 2022

Education secretary Damian Hinds has challenged all schools to eliminate using single-use plastics by 2022 – urging school leaders to shun plastic bags, straws…

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Why stop at plastic bags and straws? The case for a global treaty banning most single-use plastics (Why stop at plastics?  Think about it…)

Single-use plastics are a blessing and a curse. They have fueled a revolution in commercial and consumer convenience and improved hygiene standards, but also have saturated the world’s coastlines and clogged landfills.

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Ikea to ban single-use plastic, go ‘climate positive’ by 2030

If you’re going to go for it, you may as well REALLY go for it….

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Walkers on Welsh Coast Path will get free water refills to stop single-use bottles being used | Daily

Walkers on the 870-mile Welsh Coast Path are to become the first in the world to get free water refills on an entire coastal route.

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European Commission steps forward to cut on single-use plastics – but it’s just the beginning – Zero Waste Europe

For immediate release: Brussels, 28/05/18  European Commission steps forward to cut on single-use plastics – but it’s just the beginning Press Contacts: Roberta Arbinolo, Communications Officer, Rethink Plastic alliance /…

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City of Toronto prepares to revisit the single-use plastic debate | CBC News

As cities across the globe take action to reduce the amount of plastics in recycling systems and landfills, Toronto is gearing up to take another look at its plastic-reduction policies.

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Co-op switches to compostable bags as it pledges to eliminate single-use plastics

The Co-op has revealed it will swap around 60 million plastic carrier bags with compostable alternatives that can be used as food waste caddy liners, as part of a wider goal to “remove” single-use plastics from its product offerings.

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Merlin Entertainments begins single-use plastic phase out, starting with straws

The Legolands, Sea Life and Madame Tussauds operator has launched a review into the sale and distribution of single-use plastic items across its global estate, pledging a removal of plastic straws from its operations by the end of 2018.

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Word of the year? ‘Single-use’ glosses over the grim truth about plastics | Books | The Guardian

From bags to spoons, ‘single-use’ has become a sly way to describe plastic products that are littering the planet…

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and Mystic Seaport Museum Launch Single-Use Plastic Free Initiative

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has recently announced an initiative that will work toward eliminating single-use plastics at its Miles River campus in St. Michaels, Md. The initiative is being implemented in collaboration with Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Ct., with a goal to provide a…

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There Are Some Single-Use Plastics We Truly Need. The Rest We Can Live Without

Single-use disposable plastic is choking the planet, but not all of them are bad. There are some plastics we need, particularly in the medical and science fields…

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Ben & Jerry’s says it will eliminate single-use plastics

“We’re not going to recycle our way out of this problem,” the company has said.

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Gear News: Pirani Aims to Eliminate the Single-Use Plastic Party Cup

Pirani launched their Kickstarter and exceeded their goal by 20-percent within 24 hours. Instead of wasting solo cups, grab a reusable stainless steel cup.

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India Will Abolish All Single-Use Plastic by 2022

That’s right, India plans to abolish all single-use plastic by 2022 and over 50 nations have followed their lead. Happy National Environment Day.

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Cactus Removes Single-Use Plastic For Bakery Products

Luxembourg-based retailer Cactus has announced that it has replaced all single-use plastic bags for bakery items, across all points sale, with a new packaging comprisi…

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Food to go? Bye bye to single-use containers! – New Case Study – Zero Waste Europe

For immediate release: Brussels, 27/06/18  Food to go? Bye bye to single-use containers!Press Contacts: Ferran ROSA, Waste Policy Officer, Zero Waste Europe: ferran@zerowasteeurope.eu /+32 (0) 2 73 62 091…

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Foodservice Giant Sodexo to Eliminate 245 Million Pieces of Single-Use Plastic Thanks to New Plan!

Sodexo is also aiming to phase out polystyrene foam items like cups, lids, and food containers by 2025, as well as stop using plastic straws and make them available only to those who need them for accessibility by 2019.

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EU lawmakers vote to ban single-use plastics across Europe

The European Parliament on Wednesday backed a wide-ranging proposal to ban the use of single-use plastics across the European Union.

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Cardiff Strives To Reduce Single-Use Plastic Waste Through Refill Plan

Refill Cardiff has been launched with an aim of reducing single-use plastic waste and making it easier to get free tap water in public places across the city.  Cardiff is the latest Welsh city or town to sign up to … Continue reading →…

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Ikea to ban single-use plastic products in its restaurants and cafes | The Star

The furniture maker also plans to remove plastic straws, plates, cups, freezer bags, garbage bags and plastic-coated paper plates and cups from its home furnishing line.

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EU parliament backs ban, limits on single-use plastics

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed a wide-ranging ban on single-use plastics to counter pollution in seas, fields and waterways.

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Simple tips to reduce single-use plastic

If you want to make 2019 the year that you quit using single-use plastics, here is how to go about it.

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Portuguese airline aims to be first free of single-use plastics

HiFly recently took its first flight completely free of single-use plastic items like straws and cutlery.

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Caribbean Island of Dominica to Completely Ban Single-Use Plastic and Styrofoam by 2019

Following Hurricane Maria, Dominica wants to be the world’s first climate-resilient nation and prides itself as the “Nature Isle.”…

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Wow! India’s Prime Minister Just Vowed to Ban All Single-Use Plastics by 2022

Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, has pledged to eliminate all single-use plastics from the country by 2022! The plan is the most ambitious global action to fight plastic pollution to date and it seeks to cut the plastic waste generated by the population of 1.3 billion people – in the…

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Ben & Jerry’s pledges to ban all single-use plastics by 2020

Ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s has pledged to remove all single-use plastic items and packaging from its products and stores by the end of 2020, replacing them with biodegradable or compostable alternatives.

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Costa Rica, the first country to ban single-use plastic

A benchmark in environmental conservation, in June 2017 Costa Rica announced its intention to eradicate single-use plastics by 2021.

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California State University system campuses eliminating single-use plastics by 2023

A new California State University system policy is establishing purchasing practices aimed at eliminating disposable plastic items while giving preference to reusable, compostable or recyclable products instead.

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City of Berkeley Cracks Down on Single-Use Cups with 25 Cent Fee

Daily Coffee News by Roast magazine provides essential only news and resources for specialty coffee professionals. Daily Coffee News covers coffee news from seed to cup, including stories on coffee origin, imports, exports, logistics, supply chains, sustainability, retail, baristas, roasting and…

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Starbucks introduces ‘latte levy’ of 5p on single-use paper cups

Coffee giant first in UK to add charge in bid to cut overuse of 2.5bn disposable cups a year…

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Starbucks introduces ‘latte levy’ of 5p on single-use paper cups

Coffee giant first in UK to add charge in bid to cut overuse of 2.5bn disposable cups a year..

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Is the last-order bell sounding on single-use plastics? – Zero Waste Europe

From plastic balloon sticks to cotton buds and throw-away plastic cutlery, the European Commission’s first legislative move to reduce single use plastics – after publishing its plastics strategy back in January – is being widely reported.

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Woohoo! Dominica to Ban Single-Use Plastics and Styrofoam

The Caribbean island of Dominica has just announced a far-reaching plan to crack down on plastic waste by banning single-use plastics and disposable styrofoam cups. Not only are the plans expansive, but also to be implemented very soon – starting January 2019.

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Co-op to replace single-use carrier bags with compostables

Lightweight bags will be rolled out within weeks to almost 1,400 stores across Britain…

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Tasmania Builds Road From Single-Use Plastics, Glass And Printer Toner (Why not just reuse the toner cartridges?)

By Lorraine Chow via Eco Watch A local government in Tasmania found a clever way to recycle single-use plastics and other landfill-bound waste by building a new road.The ……

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EU nails rapid-fire deal on single-use plastics

Negotiators of the European Parliament, Council and Commission struck a provisional agreement early Wednesday morning (19 December) on banning single-use plastic products like cutlery and food containers, in what is one of the most quickly finalised proposals in recent EU memory.

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Governor Cuomo announces a bill to ban single-use plastic bags in New York state | Inhabitat

New York governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a bill to ban single-use, carryout plastic bags “at any point of sale” throughout the state.If the bill is passed, the ban would go into effect in…

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Watch on Demand: Edie’s single-use plastics business transformation webinar

Sustainability professionals seeking insight on reducing and eliminating single-use plastics can now watch a free webinar that took place Thursday 17 January at 2pm, featuring expert speakers from A Plastic Planet, Sky and Cranswick.

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McGill bans single-use bottled water from all campus food locations

McGill students have advocated for banning single-use water bottles on campus since 2010 and, on March 22, the university finally met their demands. McGill announced that it will begin phasing out the sale of single-use plastic water bottles from all food locations and vending machines on campus, with the goal of completely removing them by May 2019.

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Schools urged to eliminate single-use plastics by 2022

Education secretary asks headteachers to consider using sustainable alternatives…

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BENCHMARK To Eliminate Single-Use Plastics

Benchmark announced plans to reduce its use of plastics in all 80 of its luxury hotels, resorts, and conference centers starting in 2019.

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BENCHMARK To Eliminate Single-Use Plastics 

Benchmark announced plans to reduce its use of plastics in all 80 of its luxury hotels, resorts, and conference centers starting in 2019.

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Landsec Unites 92 Retail Brands In Fight Against Single-Use Plastics

The largest commercial property development and investment company in the UK, Landsec, has launched a Refill Me campaign, uniting 92 brands in the fight to decrease the amount of single-use plastic waste generated at its retail destinations

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Sustainability Roundup – December 2018

Our Sustainability Roundup provides a recap of 10 interesting articles & online resources on Sustainability & CSR. Enjoy the recap for December 2018.

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National Trust announces phase-out of single-use plastic

The National Trust is phasing out single-use plastics from its shops and cafes by 2022, as efforts to tackle the issue of plastic waste gather pace. The charity, which looks after more than 500 historic properties, 775 miles of coastline and more than 600,000 acres of countryside, said it was committed to cutting down on waste. It has pledged to ensure all its shops are free of single-use plastics and remove all throwaway plastic bottles from its cafes by 2022.

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Bali Bans Single-use Plastics, to Cut Marine Pollution in 2019 (Support the circular economy by vacationing in Bali!)

The Indonesian island has announced a ban on single-use plastics including styrofoam, straws, and shopping bags.

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Vivid LEDs – Illuminating Your Green Future with LED Lighting (The savings are phenomenal and available NOW!)

The professionals at Vivid LEDs, Inc. have over 25 years’ experience in the led lighting industry. Vivid LEDs has been manufacturing LED lighting fixtures suited for the commercial marketplace since 2009, using only name brand LEDs and drivers. Let VividLEDs help you with your next project.

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Circular economy: ancient populations pioneered the idea of recycling waste

Latest archaeology news, archaeological discoveries from across the globe…

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David Schumacher, et al: “The New Fire” | Talks at Google

Emmy-award winning film Director, David Schumacher, is joined by Caroline Cochran, a nuclear entrepreneur, Tyler Ellis, an investor and strategy consultant, …

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France Expands Single Use Plastic Ban for 2020

As the environmental effects of a changing climate become harder to ignore, conscious citizens of the world are asking themselves how they can make a difference. Whether it be by altering the way we shop, eat, travel, or reduce waste in our daily lives, we can all have an impact in limiting the adverse effects of climate change. While efforts on an individual level are crucial, those that are put into effect on a national level are even more encouraging. After establishing itself as a front-runner in the quest to reduce pollution, France is now extending their plastic ban to be even more comprehensive.

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National trust to stop selling single-use plastics in its cafés by 2022

The National Trust has revealed that it will stop selling single-use plastics by 2022, following the action of eliminating plastic from its disposable cups and cutlery, opting for biodegradable products.  It will also withdraw throwaway plastic bottles from sale across its 343 cafés and tea rooms and will swap all single-use plastic bottles for glass bottles in all sit-down cafés by the end of 2018.   

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This Inventor Just Created a Single-Use Water Bottle That Fully Decomposes in 3 Weeks!  (Why did it take decades for someone to finally do this?)

A scientist from London has created a single-use water bottle that may actually be the solution to the devastating impact plastic bottles have on the environment. James Longcroft’s Choose Water bottle is completely plastic-free and made solely out of recycled and natural materials – and the best…

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How cleaning your closets can change your company’s culture (Could this really work?  Worth a try!)

As a leader, circularity is going to be a key concept that you will want your team to understand. But how do you create a culture of circularity?

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7 Ways to Reduce Single Use Plastics in the Kitchen

Facts About Single Use Plastics Nature is a beautiful thing, but unfortunately, it’s been and is still being polluted by millions of tons of plastic waste. Consider your local parks, they’re managed and often man-made by park staff, but they’re often littered with refuse.

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Survey Results: Your Single-Use Plastic Water Bottle Purchases

See how the Earthling community responded to last week’s Earth911 survey: Has your community changed its recycling rules this year?

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Single-use plastics banned in Irish government offices

Headline Single-use plastics banned in Irish government offices…

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Jamaica to Ban Single Use Plastics and Styrofoam

Government officials say the island is being inundated with plastics of all types.

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The Star Entertainment opts to ditch single-use plastic

Single-use plastics will be phased out or significantly reduced as part of a newly outlined sustainability strategy by The Star Entertainment Group.

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EU Parliament adopted ban of single-use plastic, balloons “rescued”

The European Parliament voted to ban single-use plastic.With an overwhelming majority of 571 votes vs 53 against, MEPs backed the proposal aiming to…

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Samoa Moving Away From Single-Use Plastics With Coconut-Leaf Plates

In a bid to protect the precious “blue Pacific” the Samoan government will ban all single-use plastic bags and straws by January next year. Styrofoam food containers and cups will also be banned once environmentally sustainable alternatives are sourced, the government said in a statement.

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KFC fries ties with single-use plastic

Fast food giant promises global phase-out of single use plastic by 2025,as Hershey becomes latest global brand to announce a science based emissions target…

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European Parliament Approves Single Use Plastics Ban

In a significant step forward for tackling plastic waste, the European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed a single use plastic ban. Here’s what’s next.

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Plastic Shopping Bags Are Finally On The Way Out

With a huge grocery chain like Kroger announcing a phaseout of plastic shopping bags, we may finally be turning a corner to a more European, and even Asian, style of shopping totes.

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BEIS announces green buildings drive and single-use plastics crackdown

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today (16 October) underlined its commitment to phasing out single-use plastics and reducing its estate emissions by 66% through two new commitments that have been posted on edie’s Mission Possible Pledge Wall.

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Pop-up café uses plastic waste as payment | Springwise

An environmentally friendly cleaning brand has opened a pop-up to challenge customers to rethink the value of plastic waste.

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Government to ban all single-use plastic purchases in schools

The Government has enacted a sweeping measure that will ban all single-use plastic purchasing in schools by the end of March 2019.

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Groups Representing 1,000 + NGOs Around the World Call to End Single-Use Plastics at International Conference —

At the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego, California, U.S.-based members of the global movement, #breakfreefromplastic, including Plastic Pollution Coalition, rallied in front of the venue with a 12-foot banner screening the message, “to stop plastic pollution, stop making plastic.” The group called for an end to single-use plastic products, which are used for minutes and persist in the environment forever.

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The Star Entertainment Group to reduce single-use plastics

As part of the Group’s wider sustainability strategy, The Star is removing or replacing single-use plastics including straws, cutlery, and packaging over time in favour of sustainable paper, FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified wood and biodegradable alternatives.

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Greenpeace: Single-use plastic has to stop | Euronews

The EU’s proposed ban on single-use plastics is an issue that environmental organisation Greenpeace has long campaigned for.Last month the group set oversized…

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Volvo Plans to Eliminate Single-use Plastics from its Activities

Volvo has made public its Plans to Eliminate Single-use Plastics from all its offices, events, and other corporate Activities.

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MEPs crank up crusade against single-use plastics

MEPs moved on Wednesday (24 October) to ban widely-used, throw-away plastics such as straws, bags and cotton buds, putting the burden on manufacturers to recycle more in an effort to clear up ocean pollution.

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Volvo Cars Campaigning Against Single-Use Plastics

The decision underlines the automaker’s ambition to minimize its global environmental footpri…

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‘Single-use’ is the 2018 word of the year

The dictionary’s most popular word of the year has to do with waste.

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Make this the last America Recycles Day: It’s time to celebrate zero waste and ban single-use plastics

Some say we should be worrying more about climate change, but you can’t actually separate plastics from climate.

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Boston’s Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags Takes Effect

An ordinance saying retailers can’t offer plastic carryout bags with handles took effect Friday.

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Plastic crackdown: Europe moves to ban single-use plastic

Europe-wide ban could be in place on certain items by 2021 – but is the war on plastics a distraction from the climate fight?

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SNP Government purchase single-use plastic cup every minute – Daily Record

The new figures show that more than 1.5million cups were bought in the past three years despite repeated claims by the SNP they are tackling plastic use….

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Oregon: Follow California’s Lead and Ban Single-Use Plastic Straws

In a step forward for the environment, California will make it illegal for restaurants to automatically provide customers with single-use plastic straws. For the U.S. to be a leader of sustainability, other states must do the same.

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Companies Working to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

For many years, plastic has provided numerous solutions for consumers and manufacturers.However, the material is virtually indestructible and the amount of plastic built up over the years increases f…