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Greenpeace Report Urges Cut in Production to Combat Plastic Pollution

Greenpeace Report Urges Cut in Production to Combat Plastic Pollution

It highlighted awareness among people that rising climate change can be addressed only through reduced plastic production.
Critics Call Out Plastics Industry Over

Critics Call Out Plastics Industry Over

In a letter to President Biden about the negotiations, the plastics industry says it opposes any bans on plastic production, but supports more recycling.
Senate Passes Bill to End Use of Single-Use Plastic Bottles in Illinois Hotels

Senate Passes Bill to End Use of Single-Use Plastic Bottles in Illinois Hotels

The policy will take effect beginning July 1, 2025. Hotels are expected to complete the transition by 2026.
Ban On Single-Use Plastics Set To Take Effect In Newtown Township

Ban On Single-Use Plastics Set To Take Effect In Newtown Township

In addition, plastic straws and plastic utensils will only be available upon request and Styrofoam food containers will be banned.
San Diego Citywide Single-Use Plastics Ban In Effect

San Diego Citywide Single-Use Plastics Ban In Effect

All polystyrene foam products are prohibited from City facilities including parks and benches.
New Study Spots Ocean Floor as the Reservoir of Most Plastic Pollution

New Study Spots Ocean Floor as the Reservoir of Most Plastic Pollution

The plastic entering the oceans will continue to end up in the deep ocean, the study noted.
Amazon's Plastic Waste Growing in U.S., Reduced Globally, Report Says

Amazon's Plastic Waste Growing in U.S., Reduced Globally, Report Says

The group estimates Amazon generated 208 million pounds of U.S. plastic packaging waste in 2022.
Teenagers Turn Plastic Bags into Sleeping Mats for San Antonio’s Homeless

Teenagers Turn Plastic Bags into Sleeping Mats for San Antonio’s Homeless

Roberts took matters, or plastic bags, into her own hands to make a difference.
Coca-Cola Launched Redesigned PET Bottles in North America

Coca-Cola Launched Redesigned PET Bottles in North America

The redesigned PET bottles will deliver significant sustainability benefits for the company and its bottling partners.
Dow, P&G Collaborated to Establish Innovative Plastics Recycling Technology

Dow, P&G Collaborated to Establish Innovative Plastics Recycling Technology

The global partnership between the two companies is expected to commence with immediate effect and run until commercialization.
Sweden Aims to Boost Plastic Recycling with Giant Plant

Sweden Aims to Boost Plastic Recycling with Giant Plant

The 27 EU member states agreed on March 4 that plastic packaging must contain between 10 and 35 percent recycled content, depending on whether it is used for food, by 2030.
U.S. Recovered Plastics Tonnage Recorded Notable Decline

U.S. Recovered Plastics Tonnage Recorded Notable Decline

This marks a decline of 1.4% or 71.2 million pounds upon comparison with 2021.
PLASTICS Launched Recycling Campaign for Consumers and Policymakers

PLASTICS Launched Recycling Campaign for Consumers and Policymakers

Also, FFRA intends to publish a directory, which will provide information to consumers on where to recycle their flexible film bags.
How Plastic Bag Laws Compare Between DC, Maryland, and Virginia

How Plastic Bag Laws Compare Between DC, Maryland, and Virginia

The Prince George's County Council first considered the Better Bag Bill in May 2023 and approved it the following month.

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