Thursday, May 23, 2024

Tag: single-use plastic

Plastic bag bans prove effective in US, reducing usage by billions

Recent reports by environmental nonprofits indicate a substantial decrease in plastic bag usage due to bans implemented in various states and cities.

LAX bans sale of single-use plastic water bottles

This is the first step in making its airports zero waste by 2045 following the Sustainability Action Plan passed by Los Angeles World Airports in 2021.

Single-use plastic production on the rise in 2021 despite environmental impact,...

"We need a fundamentally different approach, that turns the tap off on new plastic production.”

England to ban more single-use plastic items

The UK government is set to ban additional single-use plastic items like plates and cutlery in England, after banning straws, stirrers and cotton swabs there in 2020.

The plastics paradox facing humanity

Properly addressing the plastics problem involves not only interrogating corporate tactics but also understanding that some plastics provide societal benefits.

To stop plastic pollution, we must stop plastic production, scientists say

They argue that this move will be critical in solving the plastic pollution issue currently confronting our planet.

Chile passes single-use plastic regulation that will reduce 23,000 tons of...

"This law is ambitious, but at the same time it's realistic for where Chile stands regarding waste generation and its technical capabilities to make these changes possible."

Mexico City enacts ban on single-use plastics and straws

“To be effective, the measure requires the support of citizens … to transform our consumption habits and strive towards more sustainable lifestyles.”

A sea of pollution: New widespread contamination in oceans amid coronavirus...

“If only one percent of the masks were to be disposed of incorrectly and dispersed in nature, this would result in up to 10 million masks per month polluting the environment.”

Scientists confirm reusable containers safe to use during coronavirus pandemic

"Based on the best available science and guidance from public health professionals, ​it is clear that reusable systems can be used safely by employing basic hygiene​.​​"

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Smotrich proposes financial sanctions and settlement expansion in response to Palestinian state recognition

The far-right minister outlined six immediate steps to target the Palestinian Authority (PA) following the recognition by Spain, Norway, and Ireland.

House Democrats demand Justice Alito’s recusal from Trump cases over ‘ethical nightmare’

The Court’s ethical guidelines emphasize the importance of impartiality and the need for justices to avoid any appearance of political bias.

Trump backtracks on birth control stance amid growing reproductive rights battle

His comments suggested a possible shift towards state-level decision-making on birth control policies.

Activists arrested in Capitol Hill protest urging Biden to cancel student debt and divest...

The Debt Collective’s protest underscores the urgent need for student debt relief and a reevaluation of U.S. military spending.

Toxic gaslighting: How 3M executives convinced a scientist the forever chemicals she found in...

As the EPA now forces the removal of the chemicals from drinking water, Kris Hansen wrestles with the secrets that 3M kept from her and the world.