Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tag: plastic bags

New York bans single-use plastic bags

New York becomes the second state to ban single-use plastic bags starting in March 2020.

Plastic pollution kills cetaceans: Pounds of plastic found in whales’ stomachs

"Hundreds of thousands of whales, dolphins, seals and turtles are killed by ocean plastic pollution every year, including single-use plastics and abandoned plastic gear from the fishing industry."

Australia cuts 80% of its plastic bag use in just three...

Internationally there are 32 countries that have plastic bag bans in place.

Progressive Briefing for Friday, August 24

Congressman and his wife plead not guilty to campaign spending charges, Kroger to phase out plastic bags, and more.

One of the largest supermarket chain announces plan to phase out...

"As part of our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste commitment, we are phasing out use-once, throw-it-away plastic bags and transitioning to reusable bags in our stores by 2025."

Plastics industry loses legal bid against Chile’s landmark bag ban

Chile's Constitutional Court ratified a bill that bans plastic bags across the country after rejecting an appeal from the plastics industry.

Another major city bans single-use plastic bags

“It’s a fantastic first step to a larger zero-waste mentality.”

Seattle will ban plastic straws and utensils at restaurants next year

The exemption that allowed restaurants to dispense plastics is set to expire and will not be renewed.

Michigan bans local plastic bag bans

Other states that have banned local plastic bag ordinances include Wisconsin, Idaho, Florida and Arizona.

These 6 States Want to Ban Plastic Bag Bans (Yes, You...

Meanwhile, the two states that have actually passed plastic bags bans are facing hurdles.

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American corporations are helping fund the war on women

These corporations say they are all for gender equality but their political contributions say otherwise.

This is how Republics die

"America will not 'bounce back' from the Trump presidency when it ends, and may lose all ability to recover at all if that presidency lasts six rather than two more years."

Why is Barack Obama the best?

Looking back at the flaws of past presidents, one can understand why Obama is the best. Because by comparison, he looks sterling.

China’s global leadership list

What should the U.S. do to try and keep up with China?

‘A message that America will tolerate war crimes’: Trump poised to pardon war criminals

“It was important that the perpetrators of those horrific offenses were brought to justice. Now Trump, in a twisted, grotesque ‘celebration’ of Memorial Day, wants to pardon these and other murderers?!

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