New Zealand bans single-use plastic bags

/ 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 ...

/ 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 ...

Taiwan to ban disposable plastic items by 2030

/ Mar 1, 2018

Taiwan to ban disposable plastic items by 2030

Taiwan is planning a blanket ban on single-use plastic items including straws, cups and shopping bags by 2030, officials have said, with restaurants facing new restrictions from next year. The initiative is the latest push by Taiwan to cut waste and pollution after introducing a ...

Jan 25, 2018

U.N. plans international panel to tackle plastic waste in oceans

The United Nations will form a panel to discuss measures to reduce plastic waste in the oceans, a source close to the matter has said. Members of the panel, to be recommended by U.N. member countries, will study what options are available, what alternatives to ...