Brewery giant Heineken joins other drinks manufacturers to reduce its plastic packaging by switching to cardboard.
“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.”
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 foreign garbage.
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.”
Burger King claims the initiative will save 320 tonnes of single use plastic every year. This move will help them reach their 2025 goal to make all packaging 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable.
The measure gives merchants two years to phase out bags, straws, plates, cups and containers made from plastic or plastic foam, and replace them with compostable items.
Panama’s plastic bag ban has gone into effect. Panama became the first Central American country to ban single-use plastic bags in 2018.
The UK supermarket giant currently uses almost 120,000 tonnes of plastic packaging per year.
Iceland supermarkets have recycled over one million plastic bottles in just over a year, thanks to a trial of ‘reverse vending machines’ in five of its UK stores.
India is set to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups and straws on Oct. 2, in its most sweeping measure yet to stamp out single-use plastics.
Nepal will make the Everest region a plastic-free zone by 2020 by banning single-use plastics. The new rule will come into effect from January 1, 2020.
The toy maker will stop using plastic bags, elastic bands, and the shrink wrap that’s usually found around Monopoly, Scrabble and other board games.
The court’s decision makes production of thin plastics under 60 microns in thickness illegal with immediate effect.
Cutting ties with the Plastic Industry Association is a sign that “they cannot publicly say they want to end plastic pollution, while financially supporting an association that lobbies for our continued reliance on throwaway plastics.”
Asda, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, the Co-op, Tesco and Waitrose sold 549 million single-use plastic bags in 2018-19, down from one billion in the previous year.
The plastic-free initiative was initiated in 2018, with the company replacing five single-use plastic products across its domestic services.
The Pact, originally launched in 2018, represents 127 members, accounting for 85% of plastic packaging in UK supermarkets including Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.
Governors in Vermont and Maine signed bills on the same day that will ban plastic bags in their states in 2020.
The agreement promised to promote a comprehensive life-cycle approach to urgently and effectively prevent and reduce plastic litter discharge to the oceans.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will ban single-use plastics which could include bags, straws and cutlery in Canada in 2021.
Canary Wharf, the Estate at the heart of London’s capital, has become the first commercial center in the world to be awarded a ‘Plastic Free Community’ status.
The ban will come into place in April 2020 and will be applied throughout towns and cities in England.
The British supermarket will offer 127 loose fruit and veg varieties over the next year. The fruit and veg will either be sold in recyclable paper bags or loose.
The government of Tanzania has issued a ban on producing, using, importing, or selling plastic bags.
The protocol requires countries that want to ship their waste products to other nations to first obtain the permission of the receiving nations.