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IGA, Bakers Delight and Noni B join banning single-use plastic bags  | Daily

The plastic bag ban across Australia is gaining momentum with IGA joining bigger competitors Coles and Woolworths and other retailers, including Noni B and Baker’s Delight, following suit.

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Slovenian BioApp helps reduce pollution from single-use plastics – Regional Policy – European Commission

Regional Policy newsroom – information on the latest news, events, press releases, policy, funding and consultations…

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Single-use, throw-away plastics hinder progress toward zero waste | Philippine Information Agency

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 31 — The unrelenting production, consumption and disposal of single-use plastics pose a major hindrance in community efforts to attain the zero waste goal, the Cavite Green Coalition and the EcoWaste Coalition jointly pointed out.The groups dared companies making and using…

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Akaryn Hotel Group Aims To Become Single-Use Plastic Free By June 2019

AKARYN Hotel Group, Thailand’s award-winning luxury boutique hotels and resort chain, is on a mission to become a single-use plastic free hotel company by June 2019.

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New report finds that EU countries are behind in reducing single-use bags

According to a report by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) and Surfrider Foundation Europe (SFE), EU countries have fallen behind in phasing out single-use plastic bags and preventing plastic pollution.   The report entitled Still Finding Excuses?

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The European Single Use Plastic Ban: Is it Too Little Too Late?

Whilst there have been gradual changes to the availability single-use plastics, up until now, it’s all felt like a drop in the ocean. Yet, in October 2018, the European Parliament congregated to impose a complete ban on a wide-variety of single-use plastics. The ultimate aim is to prevent the excessive pollution of the ocean. We’ve all seen the footage of animals with stomachs full of plastic or encased in plastic, and it’s easy to wonder how the ocean ended up in such a terrible state of affairs. 

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European officials agree on ban of some single-use plastics

Plastic knives just won’t cut it any longer, if the European Union has its way. The 28-nation bloc moved closer Wednesday to banning single-use straws, plates, cutlery and cotton buds after…

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Air Canada to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics, Starting with Stirrers | Frequent Business Traveler

Air Canada announced that it will gradually eliminate all single-use plastics on its flights as well as in its workplaces starting this summer. The program will begin with the replacement of the plastic stir sticks that are served with drinks on flights with bamboo stirrers.

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Over 60 countries have introduced bans, fees to cut single-use plastic waste – CBS News

"Plastic isn’t the problem. It’s what we do with it," said Erik Solheim, the head of U.N.Environment…

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Ban On Single-Use Styrofoam Products Beginning In 2019

Mayor de Blasio today announced that the City’s styrofoam ban will go into effect by January 1, 2019, following the dismissal of a lawsuit preventing the implementation of the ban.Continue Reading →…

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THE LAST STRAW: EU clamps down on single-use plastics poisoning world’s oceans

EU acts to stem the plastic tide plaguing the world’s oceans…

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9 Ways to Cut Down on Plastic – focus on reducing single-use plastics.

The New York Times: “Drowning in plastic, but not sure how to set yourself free?Plastic purgers say you can drastically reduce, if not eliminate, your plastic consumption by changing a few d……

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‘Attenborough effect’ leads to 53% drop in single use plastic in 12 months

“Over half of consumers say they have reduced the amount of disposable plastic they are using in the last year, according to a report which praises the ‘Attenborough effect’.“The repor……

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Starbucks commits to eliminating single-use straws by 2020

Pret and Costa to ditch plastic straws by the end of the year…

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Call for Proposals: ‘Recommendations from Life Cycle Assessment studies of single-use plastic bags and their alternatives’ –

Call for Proposals: ‘Recommendations from Life Cycle Assessment studies of single-use plastic bags and their alternatives’ The Life Cycle Initiative is issuing a Call for Proposals for a project that aims to show how Life Cycle Assessment can lead to informed policy decision-making following the example of single-use plastic bags and its alternatives. The project output will be two compact, literature-based reports. The deadline for submission is 24 May 2019, COB. Access to relevant background information and download the application template.

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How can EU members make good on new single-use plastics law?

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 pe……

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Aptar Joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100 Circular Economy Network

AptarGroup, Inc.(NYSE: ATR) announced today that it has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundations Circular Economy 100 (CE100), the worlds leading circular e…

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IKEA Canada has officially phased out all single-use plastic straws

IKEA Canada has announced it has phased out all single-use plastic straws in the country, with plans to eliminate all single-use plastic by 2020.

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Foods For Long Life: A Great Alternative To Single Use Plastic Bags Extend The Life Of Your Produce

These mesh bags are a great substitute for plastic bags! Follow Foods For Long Life on Pinterest and Facebook . With Earth Day behind …

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Bangor to ban single-use foam containers 1 year before statewide ban

The Bangor City Council has narrowly agreed to ban the sale of food and drinks in polystyrene foam containers starting next January — a full year before a similar, statewide ban is due to take effect..

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One year on: How has WRAP’s UK Plastics Pact changed corporate approaches to single-use plastic?

Last April, a coalition of 42 businesses jointly committed to make unnecessary single-use plastic packaging “a thing of the past”. Here, edie rounds up the impact that this commitment, made as part of WRAP’s Plastic Pact, has had on reso…

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Endesa : has committed to reducing single-use plastics by 75% in 5 years | MarketScreener

Endesa has just launched the ‘Plásticos ZERO’ initiative, focused on reducing the company’s plastic consumption as far as possible within the next five years. This initiative,…| May 20, 2019…

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Audio: Bills To Phase Out Single-Use Plastics Clear Key Legislative Hurdle | 89.3 KPCC

A pair of bills designed to drastically reduce plastic waste in California passed the Senate and Assembly appropriations committees on Thursday….

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Bahama Bob’s Rumstyles: Mount Gay Campaign to Combat Single Use Plastic

     Rum brand Mount Gay has partnered with sea-conservation charity Oceana to launch the More Taste, Less Waste campaign to support the…

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Cork City Marathon going greener with reduction in single-use plastics

Headline Cork City Marathon going greener with reduction in single-use plastics…

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WTF is a circular economy, and can it stop fashion trashing the planet?

At the 2019 Copenhagen Fashion Summit, the likes of Nike, Patagonia, and adidas put forward a new manifesto that could change the face of consumerism – but what is it all about?…

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Can AI Advance the Circular Economy Within Hospitality?

CEO and co-founder of Willow, Marc Zornes, explains how AI technology can help us prevent food waste and improve efficiency in the hospitality industry…

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Marks & Spencer to sell loose fruit and vegetables to reduce single-use plastic

TRAINED greengrocers will also advise customers on how best to preserve fresh produce as part of the trial at the Tolworth store in South West London. The chain also pledged to replace plastic produce bags with paper ones, and phase out plastic barcode stickers at all its shops.

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Trader Joe’s to phase out single-use plastics nationwide in response to customer petition | AltHealthWorks.com

Natural and organic focused grocery stores are becoming more popular across the country, and Trader Joe’s has become one of the biggest of them all, generating an estimated $8.27 billion in sales in 2015 with numbers rising steadily each year. Customers enjoy Trader Joe’s focus on simplicity and unique gourmet foods, as well as its decision not to include high fructose corn syrup, GMOs, and other artificial ingredients in its signature label products.

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‘Give a Sip’ aims to protect wildlife by eliminating single-use plastic straws

The ‘Give a Sip’ effort aims to teach how each individual can make a difference in protecting wildlife by not using plastic straws….

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UAE to open massive e-waste processing plant in 2019 | United Arab Emirates | Construction

UAE to open massive e-waste processing plant in 2019…

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McDonald’s is testing plastic straw alternatives as US cities crack down on single-use straws

As several US cities enact their own bans on plastic straws, McDonald’s is trying to stay ahead of the curve by finding an alternative. The announcement comes amid calls from activists urging McDonald’s and other food conglomerates to ditch plastic straws.

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European Union Nations Unanimously Agree to Ban Single-Use Plastics By 2021

The European Union (EU) is playing no games with its waste. All 28 countries within the union agreed Wednesday to phase out single-use items like plastic straws and cutlery, as well as polystyrene drink and food containers, by 2021.

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Rethinking our reliance on single-use plastics — Contributors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

Our devotion to single-use plastics with short-term benefits comes with long-term environmental costs.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.

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Even The Remote Cocos (Keeling) Islands Are Not Free From The Single-Use Plastic Invasion

The plastic debris consisting of 414 million pieces including 977,000 shoes, 373,000 toothbrushes, bottles, cutlery, bags, and straws have covered up the beaches of the tiny Cocos (Keeling) Islands with a population of just 600.

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O’Hara’s steel cup to tackle issue of single-use plastics at Irish festival

Pint, anyone?…

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750,000 single-use coffee cups were sold on campus last year | Forge

A trial 20p levy is being brought into force on disposable coffee cups sold around the University and SU this week after 750,000 were sold across campus last year. Around one million hot drinks are sold across the 13 University-owned ‘Hustle and Bustle’ outlets every year, including the IC Cafe and Diamond Cafe, and between August 2017 and July this year 749,960 disposable coffee cups passed through. 

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Ikea Pledges to Ditch Single-Use Plastic Products | Greener Ideal

Swedish furniture chain Ikea is to phase out single-use plastic products within two years. It announced that it was acting to promote a more sustainable life for consumers amid growing concerns about the effects of plastic on the environment.

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Fred Meyer to phase out single-use plastic bags

Fred Meyer stores in Alaska and other stores under parent company Kroger’s umbrella will phase out single-use plastic bags over the next few years.Listen now…

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Supermarkets on track to ditching single-use plastic bags | Stuff.co.nz

New World and Countdown promised to phase out single-use plastic bags in 2018.

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EU Single-Use Plastics Proposal A “Missed Opportunity” – FEAD

The European Commission’s proposal related to single-use plastics, aimed at reducing their impact on the environment is a “missed opportunity”, according to European federation representing the private waste and resource management industry across Europe.

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Scottish Government bans single-use cups from its buildings

It hopes to prevent as many as 450,000 cups from being thrown away every year…

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NCA speaks out on single use plastic bags levy

Press Release:-  The National Consumers’ Association (NCA) understands the policy decision by Massy Stores Management to implement a levy on the sale of single use plastic bags.The Association is cognizant that this charge may not be totally supported by the consuming public but appreciates that …

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Football leagues urged to phase out single-use plastics

A House of Commons committee has written to the chairs of all football leagues across the UK to urge them to stop using single-use plastics.  This call for action follows the Premier League’s decision to introduce measures to eliminate this material in its operations and supply chains over the next…

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Canada reducing but not banning single-use plastics from G7 summit sites

OTTAWA — The federal government is reducing but not banning outright the use of single-use plastics at the G7 summit this week in Quebec.Thousands of politicians, staffers, security officers, special interest groups and journalists are descending on Quebec City and Charlevoix, Que., for the G7 — the…

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P.E.I. passes bill banning single-use plastic bags at retail stores | CTV Atlantic News

P.E.I. could be the first province in Canada to ban retailers from giving out plastic bags after a private members bill passed third reading Friday morning.

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Welsh Government’s latest plan to tackle single-use plastics

FREE public access to drinking water will be available at key communities along the Wales Coast Path under Welsh Government plans to reduce……

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Where in the world does your e-waste go?

HuffPo: “In a sparse and sprawling factory complex on the outskirts of Shanghai, thousands of tiny plastic resin pellets are shivering along narrow conveyor belts, ready to be transformed int……

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Electronics Waste Recycling | E-waste Recycle Company –

Recycling electronics waste with E-waste Cleanup provides safe alternative to dispose your electronics. We recycle electronics waste like computers, television, printers and other electrical components.

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The NYC Curb-To-Market Challenge: an opportunity for a better circular economy

The NYC Curb-To-Market Challenge aims to create market opportunities for recyclable waste that would otherwise be diverted to landfill and enhance the efforts of New York City to facilitate a more circular economy.

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Report looks at “rapidly scaling up” circular economy in developing world

Developing economies will struggle to grow sustainably without significant investment in recycling, reusing and repairing used raw materials and products, according to new research from Chatham House.