Environment articles

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Joins Fight Against Plastic Pollution

PARIS: A moth caterpillar commonly bred to provide fish bait feasts on a notoriously resistant plastic, scientists reported Monday, raising hopes the creature can help manage the global problem of plastic-bag pollution. “This discovery could be an important tool for helping to get rid of the polyethylene plastic waste accumulated in landfill sites and oceans,”Read More

California votes to ban plastic shopping bags

SACRAMENTO November 10, 2016 – Californians have voted to enact a state law to ban plastic shopping bags, the first state in the nation to do so. Proposition 67, the referendum on the state law (Senate Bill 270) passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in September 2014, is leading by 52-48Read More

This Magh Mela , beverages in earthen cups only

ALLAHABAD: This Magh Mela, beverages like tea, coffee, soup etc would only be allowed to be served in ‘kulhars’ (earthen cups) only. The Magh Mela administration has banned the use of temporary utensils made of plastic and thermocol with an objective to protect the environment and send a strong message of environment protection among theRead More

November is Recycling Month for Macon County

Raising Awareness and Changing Behavior November has been proclaimed Recycling Month in Macon County in connection with America Recycles Day on November 15, 2016. America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States. November is Recycling Month for Macon County Your future is definedRead More

Plastic bag ban? Voters to weigh in with two propositions

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Voters have not one, but two choices on the Nov. 8 ballot on the question of those plastic bags handed out at places like grocery stores. Proposition 67 would ban them at most stores. And, if that happens, Proposition 65 would put money from customers buying other bags into a specialRead More

More towns are tossing out plastic shopping bags

Industry lobbying may have helped block a state legislative effort to limit use of disposable shopping bags earlier this year, but local environmental advocates see victory in the growing numbers of cities and towns that banned the bag. At least 18 communities this year passed rules regulating or outright banning retailers from using disposable plasticRead More

California Voters Are Confused About Plastic Bag, Death Penalty Propositions

California voters who oppose the death penalty and those who want to challenge the plastic bag industry may accidentally cast ballots against their views. 40 percent of likely voters who called themselves “anti-death penalty” in a new Capitol Weekly survey also favored Proposition 66. That measure would look to hasten executions. More than 90 percentRead More