Today’s Solutions: July 21, 2024

Experts remind the public that

Experts remind the public that reusables are safe to use during COVID-19

As a response to the COVID-19 outbreak, many states and countries have reversed the course of their efforts to reduce the ubiquity of single-use plastic. Some cafes have stopped offering drinks in reusable cups, while the plastic industry has also been busy promoting throwaway plastics by Read More...

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Cheap reusable water bottle made of aluminum aims to cut down plastic waste

As water refill stations become more common, consumer habits of carrying reusable bottles haven’t necessarily kept up. That’s why FloWater, a company that makes refill stations, is now beginning to offer a new type of aluminum reusable bottle next to its equipment — for roughly the same cost Read More...

Ireland will ditch single-use

Ireland will ditch single-use plastics to tackle its heavy pollution problem

Plastic plates and food containers could become a thing of the past for Irish people, as the country’s government announced recently that it plans to ban single-use plastics in an effort to reduce the amount of waste in its landfills.   The nation’s Minister for Communications, Climate Read More...

Burger King UK will scrap plas

Burger King UK will scrap plastic toys from its kids’ meals

With plastic pollution becoming one of the most pressing environmental issues of the modern age, lately, there has been increasing consumer pressure on fast-food chains to stop handing out plastic toys that come together with children’s meals. The latest fast-food restaurant to come to its Read More...

India wages war against single

India wages war against single-use plastics to fight the country’s trash crisis

India consumes about 14 million tons of plastic every year – out of which a staggering 70 percent is simply discarded, as most of the country’s cities lack an organized system for waste management. As a result, the world's largest democracy is home to vast trash mountains that loom over the Read More...

EU passes measures to ban sing

EU passes measures to ban single-use plastics by 2021

The European Union has decided to ban single-use plastics in its member states by 2021 in an effort to reduce marine litter. The ban will include throw-away plastics such as cotton buds, cutlery, plates, straws, and polystyrene cups. In regards to other plastic items, the focus will be on limiting Read More...

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The European Union will get rid of single-use plastic by 2021

The EU has adopted the most ambitious legislation against single-use plastics ever proposed. Members of the European Parliament voted to ban a range of single-use plastics such as straws, cotton buds, and cutlery. The legislation targets the top 10 single-use items that litter Europe’s beach or Read More...