New Zealand bans single-use plastic bags

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Aug 10, 2018

New Zealand bans single-use plastic bags

New Zealand became the latest country Friday to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying they will be phased out over the next year as a "meaningful step" toward reducing pollution. New Zealand uses "hundreds of millions" of single-use plastic bags ...

World / Science & Health Apr 27, 2018

Progress made toward 'infinitely recyclable' plastic

U.S. scientists said Thursday they have made progress toward a kind of plastic that can be recycled "infinitely," and that it appears durable enough to compete with regular plastics. Unlike plastics made from petroleum products, the new kind can be converted back to its original ...