Environmental groups are calling on New York State to strengthen rules for a plastic bag ban set to go into effect March 1st. [ more › ]
U.S. consumers go through billions of plastic straws and bags each year, and many of those items end up harming wildlife when they're thrown out. Some legislators say it's time to take action.
A scientific assessment has confirmed enormous amounts of waste and definite harm to wildlife.
The men were caught with around 500 bags while selling plums, passion fruits and sugarcane in Nairobi and have been hauled to court today.
South Dakota has made recent headlines, including here at Daily Kos, because of a looming anti-trans bill that would make it a misdemeanor for physicians to provide puberty blockers and gender-affirming surgeries to transgender people under 16. Now, the state is moving forward with another upsetting bill, Senate Bill 54, but this time, it impacts the environment. Though cities and states across the nation are banning single-use plastics, some legislators in South Dakota want to essentially ban...
Plastic carryout bags would essentially be a thing of the past in Maryland if a bill in the General Assembly gathers enough lawmakers’ votes. The bill would ban plastic carryout bags at the “point of sale” next year in July, require stores to charge customers a 10 cent fee per “durable” carryout
Gradual phaseout will begin in March as part of government plan to outlaw all single-use bags by 2021
The city of Somerville's ban on the use of plastic straws and stirrers in food and retail establishments goes into effect Sunday.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York retailers have begun giving up single-use plastic bags as the state prepares for the March 1 implementation of a ban aimed at reducing pollution, but many of those who support a move away from plastic worry the new law doesn’t go far enough. The law bars many types
'I don't think we should be using plastic straws anymore in restaurants,' presidential candidate Joe Biden said at a public townhall.
China should apply a permanent ban on the wildlife trade in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
The men may face a jail sentence or fines of up to $40,000 under the country's strict laws.