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How can EU members make good on new single-use plastics law? – EURACTIV.com

The European Parliament and the Council gave their official green light to the Single-use Plastics Directive on Tuesday morning (21 May). Larissa Copello de Souza explains how the implementation period is a golden opportunity to raise the bar even further.

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‘Significant First Blow to Plastic Pollution Monster’ as EU Reaches Landmark Deal on Single-Use Products

“Today’s decision could soon become one of Europe’s proudest achievements, but national governments must introduce these laws swiftly.”…

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EU lawmakers back ban on single-use plastics, set standard for world

STRASBOURG: Single-use plastic items such as straws, forks and knives as well as cotton buds will be banned in the European Union by 2021 …

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Single-use plastic bag ban spreads to all WA retailers and takeaways

The ban applies to all retailers, not just supermarkets, including newsagents, takeaways, pharmacies and discount variety stores.

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Cornwall Live aims to rid patch of single-use plastics – Journalism News from

Campaign relaunched with pressure group’s support…

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Schools Took The Pledge To Help Eradicate Single-Use Plastics By 2022

Now even schools are ready to take the challenge of eliminating our dependence on single-use plastics. They set themselves a target to refrain from single-use plastics by 2022.

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EU Votes to Ban 10 Types of Single-use Plastics by 2021

Banned items will include food and beverage containers made of expanded polystyrene and all products made of oxo-degradable plastic.

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For Ghana e-waste recyclers, a safer option amid toxic fumes | Borneo Bulletin Online

On any given day, plumes of noxious smoke rise above the Agbogbloshie dump site in Ghana’s capital, Accra. The billowing black smoke comes from the many informal e-waste recyclers who take unwanted electronics, strip them of their cables and burn away the protective covers to reach the valuable copper beneath. 

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Starbucks Vietnam Introduces Strawless Lids, Seeks to Curb Single-Use Plastic From 2019 – Saigoneer

Saigon’s guide to restaurants, street food, bars, culture, events, history, activities, things to do, music & nightlife.

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Montreal wants to ban single-use plastics and polystyrene foam containers | The Star

The city said it was inspired by jurisdictions such as Vancouver, which announced its own ban and Mayor Valerie Plante said her administration would move slowly to help businesses transition.

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Developing the circular economy in France with a set of economic incentives and powerful regulatory measures – Canal-uved – Vidéo – Canal-U

In this video, Romain Ferrari, President of Fondation 2019, presents a series of economic and regulatory measures that could help the transition to a circular economy. These measures were the subject of proposals under France’s Roadmap for a Circular Economy (2018).

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Starting Today, You Could Get Fined for Bringing Single-Use Plastics to Capri

Mayor Gianni De Martino has approved an order banning all single-use plastics that aren’t biodegradable as of Wednesday, May 1.

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Single-use device manufacturer seeks new distributor partners at Arab Health

A single-use suction device manufacturer will present its range of products at this year’s Arab Health in Dubai, as it looks to source new distributor partners in the Middle East.

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North Okanagan takes first step towards banning single-use plastic bags – Okanagan | Globalnews.ca

Regional district gives preliminary approval to bylaw that would ban plastic checkout bags.

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Trader Joe’s Phasing Out Single-Use Plastics Nationwide Following Customer Petition –

By Madison Dapcevich As the world suffocates from its plastic addiction, a growing number of businesses are stepping up to the plate to reduce their plastic waste.Most recently, Trader Joe’s announced that it will be taking steps to cut back on plastic and other packaging waste after a petition launched…

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Pure London to remove single-use plastics – News : Trade shows

News trade shows : Pure London’s upcoming edition on 10-12 February at London Olympia will be free of single-use plastics as part of the fashion fair’s Power of One campaign.(#1064534)…

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Egyptian official says province to ban single use plastics | The Star

CAIRO – An Egyptian province on the Red Sea will impose a ban on disposable plastics, prohibiting everything from single use straws to plastic bags in an effort to fight pollution and protect the environment, its governor said Tuesday.

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On a mission: AKARYN sets to become ‘single-use plastic’ free

AKARYN Hotel Group, Thailand’s home-grown luxury boutique hotel brand, is on a mission to become a single-use plastic free hotel company by June 2019.

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European Union’s ban on single-use plastics moves closer – CBS News

Lawmakers vote overwhelmingly to ban many plastic items — now member states need to approve the measure…

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Egyptian official says province to ban single use plastics | Inquirer News

An Egyptian province on the Red Sea will impose a ban on disposable plastics, prohibiting everything from single use straws to plastic bags.

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European Council adopts ban on single-use plastics

The European Council today adopted a directive which introduces new restrictions on certain single-use plastic products.Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune sa…

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Characterization of ‘hidden’ dioxins from informal e-waste processing

The composition of mixed brominated/chlorinated dibenzofurans (PXDFs) and diphenyl ethers in soils from an e-waste site in Ghana suggests a formation of PXDFs through condensation of the flame retardant PBDEs and subsequent bromine-to-chlorine exchange.

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Greenpeace calls for Nestle to act over single-use plastics – Reuters

Environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday accused Nestle of not doing enough to…

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The case for scrapping single-use plastics in resorts – Maldives Independent

Op-ed by Sonu Shivdasani, CEO and co-founder of Soneva resorts.

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Etihad Airways celebrates Earth Day with single-use plastic free flight

The milestone flight is part of Etihad’s ongoing commitment to reduce single-use plastic usage by 80% across the entire organisation by the end of 2022.

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Maine becomes 1st state to ban single-use foam containers | The Star

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine has become the first state to ban single-use food and drink containers made from polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam.

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Maine Becomes The First State To Ban Single-Use Foam Containers

Conservationists are celebrating a win in Maine, which just became the first state in the nation to ban single-use food and drink containers made of polystyrene…

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EU Council adopts ban on single-use plastic products

The formal adoption of the new rules is the final step in the procedure…

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Plastic Pact helps spur single-use plastic revolution

A year after the UK’s biggest supermarkets and food manufacturers signed the Plastic Pact, a new report reveals the progress that has been made…

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I am Eva: the new business providing an alternative to single use menstrual products | Stuff.co.nz

Period underwear is the 21st century sanitary pad, and a Kiwi company is offering them here.

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Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge seeks solutions to single-use plastics | Greener Package

National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures have launched a competition open to anyone that will focus on three strategic ways to address the growing issue of plastic pollution. National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures have launched a global search for innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s single-use plastic problem. 

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Tokyo strikes gold, silver and bronze with e-waste Olympic medals : environment

r/environment: Current news, information and issues related to the environment.

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Kroger to eliminate single-use plastic bags by 2025

Kroger pledged to eliminate single-use plastic bags from its stores by 2025.