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EU proposes ban on plastic straws, cutlery, balloon sticks, cotton buds

The European Union proposed Monday a bloc-wide ban on single-use plastics such as straws, cutlery and cotton buds while urging the collection of most plastic drinks bottles by 2025. The set of proposals are part of a growing EU drive to rid the environment of plastic waste which has begun showing up in the food chain. "Plastic waste is undeniably a big issue and Europeans need to act together to tackle this problem," EU First Vice President Frans Timmermans said. "Today's proposals will reduce single-use plastics on our supermarket shelves through a range of measures," Timmermans added. The proposals call for banning banning plastic cotton buds, cutlery, plates, straws, drink...Keep on reading: EU proposes ban on plastic straws, cutlery, balloon sticks, cotton buds.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMay 28th, 2018

EU proposes ban on straws, other single-use plastics

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Union proposed Monday, May 28, a bloc-wide ban on single-use plastics such as straws, cutlery and cotton buds while urging the collection of most plastic drinks bottles by 2025. The set of proposals are part of a growing EU drive to rid the environment of plastic ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Senator proposes bill to ban plastic straws

Senator proposes bill to ban plastic straws.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Ilonggos support proposed Plastic Straw Ordinance

By: Adrian S. Camposagrado ESTABLISHMENT owners, student councils, and organizations agree to the proposed prohibition of plastic drinking straws. John Michael Suelo, Central Philippine University Republic president said, “This policy is important. As much as we want to eliminate, or somehow reduce our solid waste, banning plastic straws is one way to help save the environment.” […] The post Ilonggos support proposed Plastic Straw Ordinance appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants

California restaurants will soon stop providing plastic straws unless customers explicitly ask for them. California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants California restaurants will soon stop providing plastic straws unless customers explicitly ask for them, under a new law signed on Thursday by the state's environment-friendly governor. Source link: California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

American Airlines to stop use of plastic straws, drink stirs

In this June 16, 2018 file photo, American Airlines aircrafts are seen at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas. American Airlines says it will stop using plastic straws and d.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Starbucks to phase out plastic straws by 2020

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Global coffee giant Starbucks announced Monday, July 9, it is to eliminate all plastic straws from its 28,000 stores by 2020, becoming the latest corporate giant to take steps to combat pollution from disposable plastic. After months of tests, many of them carried out ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Starbucks, citing environment, is ditching plastic straws

SEATTLE - Starbucks, citing the environment threat to oceans, will ban plastic straws from all of its stores globally in less than two years. The company becomes the largest food and beverage compa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Starbucks to ban plastic straws worldwide by 2020

Starbucks has announced plans to phase out plastic straws by 2020 in stores around the world and replace them with an innovative lid design that cuts out the need for drinking straws altogether. The move is expected to eliminate the use of more than 1 billion straws a year. The coffee chain is the latest major player in the food industry to respond to the growing concern of single-use straws and their impact on the environment and marine life. In place of straws, iced drinks will be topped with a lid that features a teardrop-shaped opening about the size of a thumbprint, which provides a cleaner less ridged version of a hot cup lid. The design was created by R&D engineer...Keep on reading: Starbucks to ban plastic straws worldwide by 2020.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils in restaurants, bars

In this June 19, 2018 photo, paper straws sit at Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke's Restaurants, bar at his restaurant in Seattle. Businesses that sell food or drinks won't be allowed to offer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars

  SEATTLE --- Looking for a plastic straw to sip your soda? It's no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants.   Neither are plastic utensils in the latest push to reduce waste and prevent marine plastic pollution. Businesses that sell food or drinks won't be allowed to offer the plastic items under a rule that went into effect Sunday.   Seattle is believed to be the first major US city to ban single-use plastic straws and utensils in food service, according to Seattle Public Utilities. The eco-conscious city has been an environmental leader in the US, working to aggressively curb the amount of trash that goes into landfills by requiring more option...Keep on reading: Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

War on plastic leaves manufacturers clutching at straws

For decades, plastic straws have been essential props for cocktail makers, smoothie lovers and fast food addicts. But that may be starting to change, thanks largely to vigorous environmental campaigning. Under pressure from activists, the European Union, Britain, India and even fast food giants like McDonald’s have all made some headway towards bringing the use […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

War on plastic leaves manufacturers grasping at straws

PARIS, France – For decades, plastic straws have been essential props for cocktail makers, smoothie lovers and fast food addicts. But that may be starting to change, thanks largely to vigorous environmental campaigning. Under pressure from activists, the European Union , Britain, India and even fast food giants like ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Edible spoons to address plastic problem

(Impact Journalism Day) Established in 2011 in Hyderabad, India, Bakeys manufactures edible cutlery as an alternative to disposable plastic/wood cutlery and bamboo chopsticks......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Seychelles latest to look at banning plastic straws across their islands

Travelers bound for the Seychelles might have to edit their fantasy of sipping on an umbrella-embellished frozen cocktail while lounging on the beach, following calls to ban the use of plastic straws on the tropical island. After Taiwan, the European Union, Vancouver, McDonald's United Kingdom, and Alaska Airlines, the Seychelles tourism association is calling for the government to place a blanket ban on the importation of plastic straws, reports the Seychelles News Agency. For visitors, that may mean sipping their tropical beverage the old-fashioned way, by the glass rim, or being offered a biodegradable straw. The straw ban is the latest greening measure enacted by the loc...Keep on reading: Seychelles latest to look at banning plastic straws across their islands.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the world's plastic pollution problem. The problem is so large, though, that scientists say that's not nearly enough......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Councilor wants to regulate use of plastic straws

Iloilo City Councilor Lady Julie Grace Baronda wants to regulate the use of plastic drinking straws and plastic/cellophane container of beverages. During the Sangguniang Panlungsod’s (SP) session on Jan. 23, 2018, Baronda said her proposal intends to promote alternative environment-friendly practices as done in other urban cities such as Makati. Citing various studies, she said […] The post Councilor wants to regulate use of plastic straws appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Paradise lost

KUTA, Indonesia — Bali’s palm-fringed Kuta beach has long been a favorite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shoreline is disappearing under a mountain of garbage. Plastic straws and food packaging are strewn between sunbathers, while surfers bobbing behind the waves dodge waste flushed out from… Source link link: Paradise lost.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Paradise lost

KUTA, Indonesia -- Bali’s palm-fringed Kuta beach has long been a favorite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shoreline is disappearing under a mountain of garbage. Plastic straws and food packaging are strewn between sunbathers, while surfers bobbing behind the waves dodge waste flushed out from….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Bali declares garbage emergency amid sea of waste

KUTA, Indonesia – Bali's palm-fringed Kuta beach has long been a favorite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shoreline is disappearing under a mountain of garbage. Plastic straws and food packaging are strewn between sunbathers, while surfers bobbing behind the waves dodge waste flushed out from rivers ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

The Last (Plastic) Straw

Plastics accumulating in our oceans is one of the greatest environmental challenges that the world faces today. Every year, millions of pounds of plastic waste flow into the oceans from the coastal region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News16 hr. 41 min. ago