Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Tag: single-use plastic

EU to ban common single-use plastics to address environment and marine...

"Europe now has a legislative model to defend and promote at international level, given the global nature of the issue of marine pollution involving plastics."

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.

France: Non-recycled plastic will cost 10 percent more

"Recycling is necessary but not sufficient. We absolutely must cut off the flow and have more stringent measures against over-packaging and disposable objects."

Why women from Asia are confronting US fracking: Oil extraction equals...

“If we are going to stop plastic we need to stop plastic where it starts.”

India’s decision to eliminate single-use plastic bags by 2022 is ‘game-changing’

"It is the duty of each one of us, to ensure that the quest for material prosperity does not compromise our environment."

EU moves to ban 10 most harmful single-use plastics

The directive was praised by environmental organizations.

Vancouver becomes first city in world to approve zero waste strategic...

"It's a coastal city, with the plastic items having a significant impact on the environment, we feel it's important to take action."

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Monsanto documents predicted damage to US farms

Dozens of U.S. farms have joined together to sue Monsanto (now Bayer) and BASF in order to hold them accountable for the damage of millions of acres of farmland and crops.

Bernie Sanders calls for ‘boldest legislation in history’ to halt spiraling COVID-19 catastrophe

"Senator Sanders' economic rescue principles speak to the bold, fast action needed to protect and support people and prevent corporations from consolidating economic and political power amidst a crisis."

Travesty averted: An uplifting poem for the pandemic

There are times when well-meaning "message poetry" captures the moment and touches heart strings.

Wall Street wins—again

A relief package for whom?

Factory farms create the perfect conditions to spread viral infections like COVID-19

An alarming 75 percent of new or emerging diseases start in animals.