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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 ...

Feb 13, 2018

Dutch court stubs out smokers' corners in cafes

A Dutch court on Tuesday upheld an appeal by anti-cigarette campaigners and barred the use of public spaces in cafes and bars reserved for smokers. Despite a general ban on smoking in restaurants, pubs and bars introduced in 2008, more than 25 percent of small ...