China unveils plan to reduce single-use plastic by 2025

Business Jan 20, 2020

China unveils plan to reduce single-use plastic by 2025

China's top economic planner said it would cut the production and use of plastic over the next five years, helping reduce one of the world's biggest sources of plastic pollution. By the end of this year, nondegradable plastic bags will be banned in places such ...

Mexico City plastic bag ban to take residents back in time

Business Jan 2, 2020

Mexico City plastic bag ban to take residents back in time

For centuries, Mexico City residents brought warm tortillas home in reusable cloths or woven straw baskets, and toted others foods in conical rolls of paper, "ayate" mesh or net bags, or even string bundles. People in Mexico's massive capital city may have to return to ...