Saturday, June 19, 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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Unknown soldiers: America’s secret, privatized army

While many American policy makers believe that their country is ‘exceptional’ and thus shouldn’t have to follow long established laws, other governments see the precedents they set and act accordingly.

Supreme court sides with giant corporations Nestle and Cargill saying they cannot be sued...

“We’re celebrating ‘the end of slavery’ but American companies are still profiting off of slave labor.”

‘A huge victory’: Biden USDA moves to restore animal welfare protections shredded by trump

“Finally, USDA will close the loophole allowing factory farms to produce ‘organic’ eggs and chicken.”

How clean water is linked with environmental and human health

When the world works together, a brighter and greener future is possible.

New study finds toxic PFAS in hundreds of commonly used cosmetics produced by major...

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a highly persistent and potentially toxic class of more than 4,700 chemical compounds, were present in most cosmetic products purchased