Friday, February 23, 2024

Tag: plastic bags

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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Chaco Canyon’s future: a pledge for environmental justice and tribal rights

Amid environmental concerns and cultural significance, the Honoring Chaco Initiative aims to transform the Greater Chaco Landscape, but real progress remains in limbo.

Diet’s hidden dangers: Unveiling PFAS in everyday foods

A groundbreaking study reveals how processed meats, teas, and restaurant meals could be stealthily elevating PFAS levels in our bodies, shedding light on the unseen chemical consequences of our dietary choices.

Biden administration’s strict anti-migrant policies spark outcry

"Within a badly broken immigration system, the humanitarian assistance provided by Annunciation House is one of the few things that works well. We in El Paso stand with the faith leaders and volunteers who lead this work and make us proud to call this border community our home."

Capital One announces plan to buy Discover

Capital One announced a definitive agreement under which the company will acquire Discover in an all-stock transaction valued at $35.3 billion.

Supreme Court weighs EPA’s smog plan in historic environmental case

In a pivotal hearing, the Supreme Court deliberates on the EPA's cross-state smog control strategy, with far-reaching implications for public health and air quality nationwide."