User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Packaging
Last updated: Jul 09 2018 23:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
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An Indian state bans plastic bags, straws and more. Will it work? 9.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In Mumbai, beaches are strewn with plastic trash, so now there's a ban on plastics — and set penalties for violators. But there are some exceptions.
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Morrisons brings back paper bags in latest fight against plastic 25.6.2018 BBC: Business
The supermarket will sell fruit and vegetables in paper bags as it tries to cut the use of plastics.
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Ebbw Vale firm Transcend Packaging lands McDonald's deal 15.6.2018 BBC: Business
Transcend Packaging is one of two firms which will supply the fast-food giant with paper straws.
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Corporation - plastic waste brand audit 5.6.2018 Hindu: News
Six brands produce 50% of all the plastic waste from households in the city, as per a brand audit carried out by the city Corporation’s green army und
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Tamil Nadu to ban on disposable plastic from next year 5.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Th ban comes into effect from January 1, 2019
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Football urged to tackle single-use plastics problem 31.5.2018 BBC: Business
Football leagues in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are urged to stop using single-use plastic.
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Suez waste company calls for 'pay-as-you-throw' to help recycling 28.5.2018 BBC: Business
Suez wants microchips in bins and says all packaging should have to be 50% recycled by 2025.
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Tetra Pak says plastic straws are vital 25.5.2018 BBC: Business
Tetra Pak thinks plastic straws should not be banned, but instead disposed of properly.
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McDonald's under pressure to scrap plastic straws 24.5.2018 BBC: Business
The fast food giant faces shareholder pressure to show "leadership in the elimination of plastic straws".
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Wet wipes could face wipe-out in plastic clean-up 8.5.2018 BBC: Business
The government says its plan to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste includes wet wipes.
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Companies sign up to pledge to cut plastic pollution 26.4.2018 BBC: Business
More than 40 firms including Coca-Cola have promised to reduce harmful packaging.
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Measure to block take-out container laws advances but is unlikely to become law 25.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A bill that would overturn local ordinances that ban non-recyclable containers cleared a committee, but may not make it to a floor vote.
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Amid Trade Feud, Recycling Is in Danger of Landing on Trash Heap 12.4.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
The U.S. generates more recyclable waste than any other country and China is the top customer for that scrap. China’s 25% tariff on U.S. scrap aluminum would make reusable metal from other countries more appealing.
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Drinks bottles and can deposit return scheme proposed 28.3.2018 BBC: Business
A money-back scheme for returning glass, plastic bottles and cans in England is to be introduced.
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Maharashtra bans plastic bags and single-use plastic items 24.3.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Rotten ideas 16.3.2018 BBC: Business
As the fight against plastic pollution gains momentum, firms are tackling the issue in different ways.
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War on plastic may do more harm than good, warns think tank 14.3.2018 BBC: Business
A think tank warns of the risk of unintended consequences from the current concern over plastics.
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Plastic is really useful. We need to figure out better ways to recycle, not ban, it 22.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: We can all agree on the importance of reducing waste and finding common-sense solutions to protect our environment. But the approach suggested in your Feb. 20 editorial, “Grocery bags and takeout containers aren’t enough. It’s time to phase out all single-use plastic, would do just...

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Amid a flood of plastic, big companies see opportunity 21.2.2018 AP Top News
LONDON (AP) -- Once a month, accountant Michael Byrne pulls on his rubber boots and makes his way to a spot on the banks of the River Thames....
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Davos: the inventions cutting plastic consumption 23.1.2018 BBC: Business
Campaigners are highlighting innovations that could help cut down on unrecyclable plastic packaging.
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