Monday, February 17, 2020

Tag: single-use plastic

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."

Seaweed straws could soon replace single-use plastic straws

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

Trader Joe’s announces plans to phaseout plastic waste after Greenpeace petition...

"The only way we are going to tackle this crisis is by pressuring corporations and governments to move away from throwaway plastics for good, and toward systems of reuse."

Greenpeace ships set sail to tell the global story of plastic...

The Rainbow Warrior and the Beluga have set sail in the Mediterranean Sea protesting the plastic pollution and asking supporters to join the Plastic-Free-Future Campaign.

Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our...

Zero-packaging stores show, in their own small way, a viable and healthier alternative to the current system. Both for ourselves, local economies and the planet.

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Former State Dept employee sentenced to 7 years in prison for accepting bribes

“This is a tragedy for you, for your family, for the government."

‘There needs to be accountability,’ says Ocasio-Cortez as documents show DNC involvement with Iowa...

"If this reporting is correct, then there needs to be accountability at the DNC."
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Video reveals mother of 5 starving to death in jail cell

"...since this incident, our employees have received comprehensive training in crisis intervention.”

Driving the Trump rampage: Making the unacceptable acceptable

In Trump's crooked model, only total power allows an autocrat to achieve the highest goal: make what was before unacceptable seem acceptable, staunch public resistance by damned.