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Single-use plastic bags to be banned in WA from mid-2018 in bid to protect environment

Single-use plastic bags to be banned in WA from mid-2018 in bid to protect environment

West Australian retailers will be barred from giving shoppers single-use plastic bags from next July, with the state becoming the latest Australian jurisdiction to announce a ban. Shoppers will instead be required to bring their own bags or forced to purchase reusable ones from stores under the changes announced by the McGowan Government. Environment MinisterRead More

Plastic foam waste collection begins in Algonquin Township

Residents of several communities in Kane, Lake and McHenry counties again will have a place to dispose of their plastic foam waste. In July 2016, several towns, including Algonquin and Barrington, suspended collection programs for plastic foam, of which Styrofoam is a brand, due to a decline in demand for the recycled material. The EnvironmentalRead More

If you drop plastic in the ocean, where does it end up?

Modelling shows that ocean currents can concentrate slow-degrading debris in certain parts of the world’s oceans, leading to so-called ‘garbage patches’ It is estimated that between four and 12m metric tonnes of plastic makes its way into the ocean each year. This figure is only likely to rise, and a 2016 report predicted that by 2050 the amount ofRead More

‘Complete ban on plastic will kill local manufacturing units’

INDORE: The complete ban on plastic including industrial packaging items will lead to a flood of industrial packaging materials from other states killing local units, industry participants claimed. Blanket ban on plastic of any microns in the state against the ban on plastic below 50 microns in other states will adversely hit local manufacturing units,Read More