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Big Soda Extorts Legislature To Prohibit Charges on Unsustainable Packaging

by admin | June 29, 2018

California “Soda Tax deal” includes preemption of charges or assessments on packaging Contact: Shilpi Chhotray Senior Communications Officer, #breakfreefromplastic shilpi@breakfreefromplastic.org, 703.400.9986 (mobile) Sacramento, CA – June 28, 2018​ – Today the California Legislature passed, and the Governor signed, Assembly Bill 1838 which would preempt local governments from levying fees and taxes on soda and other […]

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Food to go? Bye bye to single-use containers!

by Matt Franklin | June 27, 2018

This press release was created and posted by Zero Waste Europe and is available here. Press Contacts: Ferran ROSA, Waste Policy Officer, Zero Waste Europe: ferran@zerowasteeurope.eu /+32 (0) 2 73 62 091 📢Our latest case study is out!💫 Meet @reCIRCLEnow, the social enterprise determined to put an end to disposable #takeaway food containers. Another #bestpractice […]

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China ban sees UK plastic waste exports to Malaysia trebling

by admin | June 26, 2018

by FMT Reporters. Original article posted here. Plastics are being recycled in Malaysia into pellets to be turned into other valuable items. PETALING JAYA: In the four months since China imposed a ban on plastics, UK waste being exported to Malaysia has more than trebled, making it the main destination for British plastics. Exports to Vietnam […]

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Virtuous Municipalities to Starbucks: please do not use disposable cups in Italy

by Matt Franklin | June 25, 2018

This press release, produced by Comuni Virtuosi, was translated into English and published on the Zero Waste Europe website by Roberta Arbinolo “We call on Starbucks to say no to disposable cups and glasses in the new shop due to open in Milan in September, and make it a sustainability best practice in Europe and […]

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McDonald’s to phase out plastic straws in UK and Ireland, trial alternatives globally

by Matt Franklin | June 18, 2018

This article was originally posted by Greenpeace USA and is available here. by Perry Wheeler June 15, 2018 Washington, DC – McDonald’s announced that it will phase out plastic straws in the UK and Ireland by 2019, and that it will trial alternatives to plastic straws in select restaurants in the U.S., France, Sweden, Norway […]

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