China, one of the world’s largest consumer of plastics, just announced its plan to ban single-use plastics across the country.
A SINGLE, BARE lightbulb helps illuminate part of the Livermore-Pleasanton fire department on the eastern edge of the San Francisco Bay area. It does not look out of place, if a little dim. But it is no humdrum piece of electrical equipment.
The House ways and means committee started tackling on Monday a bill seeking to impose a P10 excise tax on every kilo of single-use plastic bags produced in the country.
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In 2017, the world’s largest plastic producers, Dow Chemical, began building roads using recycled plastic waste. In March, the UK plastic road company MacRebur opened an entire factory that does nothing but turn plastics into an asphalt mix for roads.