Thursday, July 18, 2019

Tag: plastic bags

Tell Target to end handing out single-use plastic bags

Tell Target to eliminate plastic bags from its checkout counters.

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.

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‘Astonishing’ Texas legal Win tops decades of clean-water heroism

Precedents Set: Big $$ Penalty Fueled by Key Citizen Evidence

 Sometimes, unstoppable anti-pollution champions must get their feet...
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How corporate welfare hurts you

You often hear Trump and Republicans in Congress railing against so-called “welfare programs” – by which they mean programs that provide health...

U.S. judge slashed Bayer/Monsanto damages owed from $75 million to $25.27 million

Bayer had purchased Monsanto back in 2016 and the product Roundup weedkiller has been linked to causing cancer.  Northern...

Chevron responsible for spilling nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into California canyon

The seepage began in May and has been intermittently leaking until last Tuesday.

Trump’s plan to throw 55,000 children out of their homes

In 1968 — just a week after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination — Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, or FHA.