California votes to ban plastic shopping bags

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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 52-48 percent. The law had been challenged by the More...

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By Plastics News Articles On Thursday, November 10th, 2016
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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 More...

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By Plastics News Articles On Monday, November 7th, 2016
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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 More...

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By Plastics News Articles On Saturday, November 5th, 2016
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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 More...

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By Plastics News Articles On Friday, October 28th, 2016
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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 More...

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By Plastics News Articles On Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
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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 More...

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By Plastics News Articles On Monday, October 24th, 2016
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K 2016: Slash global plastics production ‘to save the oceans’, says NGO

K 2016: Slash global plastics production ‘to save the oceans’, says NGO The world must stop producing and consuming plastic at current levels if the growing tide of waste in the world’s oceans is to More...

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By Plastics News Articles On Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
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Govt recycling plan targets plastic bags

Plastic bags and other soft plastics will be recycled under a scheme between the government, retail and packaging industry. But the Green Party, who are seeking to introduce a bill to charge for plastic bags in More...

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By Plastics News Articles On Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
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Engen partners with Plastics SA to meet its environmental stewardship goals

As Partners to Plastics SA Clean-Up & Recycle SA, Engen was recently invited to attend a beach clean-up on Robben Island. Engen, who are a supplier of polymer material to the plastics industry, along with 140 More...