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Malaysia begins refusing shipments of plastic waste from rich countries

Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 countries since the Q3 2019, with the environment minster warning that those who want to make the country a rubbish bin of the world can “dream on.”

China announces plan to phase out single-use plastics

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) stated that by the end of 2020 single-use plastic bags will be banned in all of China’s major cities. By the end of 2022, the plastic bag ban will extend to all cities and towns.

Mexico City bans plastic bags

The new law went into effect January 1. By 2021, the same law will ban handing out plastic straws, spoons, coffee capsules and other single-use items.

Jakarta to ban single-use plastic bags by June 2020

The regulation imposes a ban on single-use plastic bags in modern department stores, supermarkets, and traditional markets. It will also serve as a legal basis for the usage of eco-friendly bags in stores and markets.

Glasgow commits to being free of ‘unnecessary’ plastics by 2030

Glasgow has announced a new goal of completely eliminating all unnecessary plastics by the year 2030 and eliminate all single use plastics by 2022.

Glasgow commits to being free of ‘unnecessary’ plastics by 2030

Glasgow has announced a new goal of completely eliminating all unnecessary plastics by the year 2030 and eliminate all single use plastics by 2022.

Heineken removes plastic multi-pack rings

Brewery giant Heineken joins other drinks manufacturers to reduce its plastic packaging by switching to cardboard.

IKEA banning disposable plastic products in Israel

“We want to harness people’s energy behind ditching single-use plastic straws and disposables, to draw attention to the thousands of everyday changes we can all make to have a big impact on the planet.”

Thailand to ban imports of high-tech trash, plastic waste

Southeast Asia nations fear they are the new dumping ground for the world's trash after China banned the entry of several types of waste as part of a campaign against €œforeign garbage€.

Guatamala announces ban on plastic cups, bags, straws by 2021

According to AP News the Guatemalan government has predicted the ban, “...would eliminate more than half of the non-organic waste produced in the country.”

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