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'No questions, no excuses': the squad enforcing Mumbai's ban on plastic

'No questions, no excuses': the squad enforcing Mumbai's ban on plastic

Shopkeepers and vendors fear a hefty fine from inspectors who are tasked with keeping the Indian city free of plastic bagsAt 10am on a muggy October morning, Crawford Market, one of Mumbai’s oldest,
Waitrose steps up action to remove plastic bags

Waitrose steps up action to remove plastic bags

Bags for fruit and veg to be replaced by compostable versions and 5p bags to be axed Waitrose & Partners is to remove traditional plastic bags for loose fruit and vegetables and 5p single-use
Quickly Reduce the Amount of Plastic You Throw Away

Quickly Reduce the Amount of Plastic You Throw Away

Even if you do all your shopping with reusable bags, you’re going to end up with a bunch of plastic. Your bread comes in it, your toilet paper, your organic carrots and non-GMO freekeh from the bulk

NJ Politics Digest: Is Phil Murphy About to Ban Plastic Bags?

'Think about if you’re the governor that really fixed the problems here. You might wind up president.'

Kroger Just Made a Huge Announcement That Makes Other Supermarkets Look Very Small

It's fascinating to see which supermarkets want to lead the way.
Kroger Will Eliminate Plastic Bags in Its Grocery Stores by 2025

Kroger Will Eliminate Plastic Bags in Its Grocery Stores by 2025

Move by nation's largest grocery will also impact Harris Teeter and Ralph's stores.
Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand will ban plastic bags

Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand will ban plastic bags

Retailers given six months to stop providing lightweight plastic bags or face fines of up to NZ$100,000New Zealand will ban single-use plastic bags over the next year, the government has
Australian Chain Reintroduces Free Plastic Bags, Bucking Global Trend

Australian Chain Reintroduces Free Plastic Bags, Bucking Global Trend

A Coles supermarket advised its customers of its single-use plastic bag ban in Sydney in July. On Wednesday, after some customers complained, the chain dropped the ban.
Australian Chain Reintroduces Free Plastic Bags, Bucking Global Trend

Australian Chain Reintroduces Free Plastic Bags, Bucking Global Trend

A Coles supermarket advised its customers of its single-use plastic bag ban in Sydney in July. On Wednesday, after some customers complained, the chain dropped the ban.
Australian Chain Reintroduces Free Plastic Bags, Bucking Global Trend

Australian Chain Reintroduces Free Plastic Bags, Bucking Global Trend

A Coles supermarket advised its customers of its single-use plastic bag ban in Sydney in July. On Wednesday, after some customers complained, the chain dropped the ban.
Al Qaeda-Backed Terrorist Group Has a New Target: Plastic Bags

Al Qaeda-Backed Terrorist Group Has a New Target: Plastic Bags

A food distribution center for displaced people in Mogadishu, Somalia. This week, the leaders of the Shabab, a terrorist group, announced that they would ban the use of plastic bags in areas the group
Al Qaeda-Backed Terrorist Group Has a New Target: Plastic Bags

Al Qaeda-Backed Terrorist Group Has a New Target: Plastic Bags

A food distribution center for displaced people in Mogadishu, Somalia. This week, the leaders of the Shabab, a terrorist group, announced that they would ban the use of plastic bags in areas the group
The Himalayan state that declared war on plastic bags | Amrit Dhillon

The Himalayan state that declared war on plastic bags | Amrit Dhillon

Swapping bags for banana leaves – and cloth sacks – the tiny Indian state of Sikkim has transformed shoppers’ habits. Can Mumbai follow its example?As a boy growing up in Sikkim, the Indian state
McDonald’s to Switch to Paper Straws in Britain as Country Turns Against Plastic

McDonald’s to Switch to Paper Straws in Britain as Country Turns Against Plastic

McDonald’s uses 1.8 million plastic straws per day in Britain alone.
McDonald’s to Switch to Paper Straws in Britain as Country Turns Against Plastic

McDonald’s to Switch to Paper Straws in Britain as Country Turns Against Plastic

McDonald’s uses 1.8 million plastic straws per day in Britain alone.
Whale’s Death in Thailand Points to Global Scourge: Plastic in Oceans

Whale’s Death in Thailand Points to Global Scourge: Plastic in Oceans

Plastics were removed from the stomach of a pilot whale that died after washing ashore.
A pilot whale that normally ate squid and jellyfish died after swallowing 80 plastic bags

A pilot whale that normally ate squid and jellyfish died after swallowing 80 plastic bags

Pilot whales normally eat squid, though they’re also known to munch on jellyfish when there aren’t many of its preferred meal around. It isn’t hard…