Posts Tagged ‘Plastic bags’

Plastic ban could actually harm the environment Comments 0

Monday, July 8th, 2019
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced his government will seek to ban many single-use plastic starting in 2021. Although the final list of banned items is still undetermined, it will likely include plastic bags, takeaway containers, cutlery and straws. To further justify the ban, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna cited images of marine wildlife being injured Read more

Cigarette butt – single greatest source of ocean trash Comments 0

Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Environmentalists have taken aim at the targets systematically, seeking to eliminate or rein in big sources of ocean pollution — first plastic bags, then eating utensils and, most recently, drinking straws. More than a dozen coastal cities prohibited plastic straws this year. Many more are pondering bans, along with the states of California and Hawaii. Read more

Our plastic pollution crisis is too big for recycling to fix Comments 0

Thursday, June 14th, 2018
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Every minute, every single day, the equivalent of a truckload of plastic enters our oceans. In the name of profit and convenience, corporations are literally choking our planet with a substance that does not just “go away” when we toss it into a bin. Since the 1950s, some 8.3bn tons of plastic have been produced Read more

My secret love – supermarket plastic bags Comments 0

Monday, April 9th, 2018
Richard Meadows - Plastic Bags

When you stop and think about it, the humble plastic bag is a remarkable triumph of technology. It costs a couple of cents to make, holds a thousand times its own weight, is waterproof, surprisingly durable, and 100 per cent recyclable. After carrying your groceries home, it might hold feijoas off the tree, your togs Read more