Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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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​.​​"

Thailand starts off new year with plastic bag ban

“It’s not going to be easy to change the way of thinking and behavior of those people.”

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."

The world just took a major step to curb plastic pollution,...

"The U.S. is the world’s largest exporter of plastics, mostly to developing nations. And this has created a global crisis of waste in countries in South and Central Asia as well as South America and Africa."

Plastics industry on track to burn through 14% of world’s remaining...

“Really the surest solution to dealing with the problem of plastics and climate is to reduce plastic production, to keep the fossil fuels in the ground, to move towards eliminating the use of single-use plastics and non-essential plastics.”

Historic agreement on plastic pollution reached by 180+ countries without the...

"This is a crucial first step towards stopping the use of developing countries as a dumping ground for the world's plastic waste, especially those coming from rich nations."

Nestlé, stop single use:’ Activists confront company executives at Annual General...

"It's time for Nestlé to really take some responsibility for the magnitude of its contribution to the problem."

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