Friday, December 3, 2021

Tag: plastic straws

China bans single-use plastic straws and shopping bags

China is one of the world's biggest users of single-use plastic and in 2010, produced 60 million tonnes of plastic waste.

Trump campaign is selling plastic straws to ‘make straws great again’

"Now you can finally be free from liberal paper straws that fall apart within minutes and ruin your drink."

UK government confirms ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton swabs

"So today I am taking action to turn the tide on plastic pollution, and ensure we leave our environment in a better state for future generations."

Seaweed straws could soon replace single-use plastic straws

"Single use plastics should never be built to last, they should be designed to disappear."

California becomes first state to regulate plastic straws

The law, which will enter into force Jan. 1, prohibits restaurants from providing straws unless a customer requests one. It covers only sit-down eateries, not fast food restaurants, delis or coffee shops.

Pledge to ditch the plastic straw

Join us in saying no to the single-use plastic straw and encourage those around you to do the same! 

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.

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Tucson cop fired after fatally shooting disabled man on video

“It is moments like this that test our resolve to ensure justice and accountability. We owe this to all Tucsonans.”

As executives hike prices, US corporations rake in biggest profits since 1950

"Corporations can get away with it because they have too much power in the economy."

Ending Latin America’s sewage decade

The victory of Xiomara Castro in Honduras is a sign that region is ready to exit its lost decade.

As SCOTUS considers ‘extinguishing’ right to abortion, calls mount for Congress to ‘step up’

“Despite the protections that the legal framework like Roe provides, it has never been enough,” said one doctor. “We continue to work toward reproductive justice.”