Plastic Ban – GBRI
 

The single-use plastic bag ban in Maine was about to begin on April 22, but with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Gov. Janet Mills has delayed the ban until January 15, 2021. This because there have been growing concerns that reusables pose more risk of spreading the virus. Maine’s decision comes as some large corporations like […]

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Towards the mid of 2019, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the country would ban single-use plastics for good. Now it seems that the ban would soon be in place. Around eight months ago, Trudeau launched a scientific assessment, required by the Canadian Environmental Protection Act in order to implement such a ban, and […]

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After a recent report revealed that water separating the stunning Italian island of Capri from the mainland contained four times more plastic litter as compared to other marine areas around Italy, the local government was quick to pass a new ruling banning all kinds of single-use plastics on the island. They can neither be sold by local […]

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In a major victory for the environment, the European Parliament just voted to ban single-use plastics like plastic cutlery, cotton buds, straws, stirrers, polystyrene cups and others made from oxo-degradable plastics. The law will come into force by 2021 across the entire EU. EU member states will also be required to ensure that plastic bottles […]

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At a time when communities, businesses and individuals around the world have declared war on plastic and most of them are ditching or have already ditched plastic straws for good, Florida is considering taking a massive step backwards by pushing a bill that would suspend municipalities for five years for putting a ban on plastic […]

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Now here is one great news for the environment! European Union is slowly inching towards a blanket ban on some of the most common single-use plastics like cigarette butts, straws, bottles, disposable cutlery and cotton buds in order to tackle the problem of marine plastic pollution. Negotiators from the European Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement […]

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Mumbai’s ‘Blue Squad’ – a team of inspectors wearing blue uniforms – is entrusted with the job of enforcing a recent ban on single-use plastics in the city. Needless to say, shopkeepers aren’t really thrilled when they spot the squad in their markets. The Blue Squad – middle-aged and graying – may not look intimidating but their […]

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UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove just announced that a ban on plastic straws, cotton buds and stirrers could be in place within a year. The move is aimed at tackling the mounting problem of plastic pollution and forcing business establishments to offer readily available non-plastic alternatives. The ban would come into force at some point between October 2019 […]

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