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May 14, 2019 News

Mexico City passes ban on plastic bags, single-use utensils

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Set to come into force in December 2020 or January 2021, the ban will include such articles as non-biodegradable plastic bags, straws, cutlery, cups, and coffee capsules.

April 8, 2019 News

Thousands of responses to Newfoundland and Labrador plastic bag ban survey

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The province’s Environment department says that a decision on the possibility of banning single-use plastic bags is coming in the “near future”.

March 29, 2019 CanPlastics TV

Ocean Cleanup project hits a snag

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March 26, 2019 News

98% of European plastics production covered by Operation Clean Sweep

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The international program is designed to prevent plastic pellets, flakes, and powder from being lost from factory floors and winding up in lakes and oceans.

March 18, 2019 News

Newfoundland and Labrador seeking public input on possible plastic bag ban

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The province has established a survey asking residents and others about their opinions on the possibility of banning single-use retail plastic bags.

March 9, 2019 News

Ontario government weighs ban on single-use plastics

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In a new discussion paper, the Province is asking the public for input on how to reduce litter and waste.

March 6, 2019 News

Ocean Cleanup mission failed because of material fatigue, investigators say

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The ambitious system failed on Dec. 29 when a 60-foot length of the device deployed in the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch between Hawaii and California broke off.

October 30, 2018 News

Britain to tax non-recycled plastic packaging by 2022

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Under the new proposal, which will now go out for consultation, plastic packaging that contains at least 30 per cent recycled material will be exempt from the tax.

October 1, 2018 News

CPIA makes new commitment to Operation Clean Sweep

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The industry association’s newest Clean Sweep initiative involves getting all CPIA member companies to be signatories participating in the program by 2022.

September 23, 2018 News

Ottawa plans to eliminate single-use plastics from federal operations

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Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announces the federal government plans to eliminate single-use plastics throughout government operations.

September 6, 2018 News

Beer-maker Carlsberg replacing plastic wrapping on its six-packs with glue

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Described as a “world first for the beer industry,” the Danish brewer said it would cut the amount of plastic used in its traditional multi-packs by as much as 76 per cent.

August 29, 2018 News

Nova Chemicals investing $2 million to reduce plastic debris in oceans

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The investment supports Project Stop, a new global initiative to design and implement solutions to reduce marine plastic pollution especially in countries with high leakage of plastics into our oceans.

August 27, 2018 News

Grocery chain giant Kroger to ban single-use plastic bags by 2025

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Kroger Corp., America’s largest grocery chain, has announced that it will phase out single-use plastic bags across all of its stores by 2025. Kroger includes major chains such as Ralphs, Harris Teeter, Food 4 Less, Pick ‘n Save and, of

July 26, 2018 News

Walt Disney Co. plans to eliminate plastic straws by mid-2019

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The company also said that it plans to transition to using refillable in-room amenities in its hotels and on its cruise ships over the next few years; and that it will be reducing the number of plastic shopping bags in its parks as well as on its cruise line.

July 16, 2018 News

Starbucks proposed plastic straw ban draws fire from disability rights groups

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Starbucks announced on July 9 that it would phase out plastic straws from its stores by 2020. In the past few days, however, several U.S.-based groups have protested the policy, saying it will exclude some people with disabilities.

July 5, 2018 News

Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, The Keg and other restaurants will eliminate plastic straws

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Recipe Unlimited – which owns these and other chains – plans to eliminate plastic straws from its entire restaurant network by March 2019, to be replaced by paper straws.

July 3, 2018 News

Five tons of ocean plastic is sculpted into a 38-foot-tall whale

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Plastic waste fished from the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans has been sculpted into a 38-foot-tall whale in Bruges, Belgium as part of the city’s Triennial Bruges 2018: Liquid City event.

June 18, 2018 News

McDonald’s to phase out plastic straws in UK, Ireland

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The fast food giant announced on June 15 that it will replace plastic straws in all of its restaurants throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland – totalling about 1,300 locations – by 2019.

June 13, 2018 News

Ikea removing plastic bags, straws, single-use plastics by 2020

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In the latest ban involving plastic straws, Swedish home furniture supplier Ikea has pledged to remove all plastic bags, straws and other single-use plastics products its stores globally, and from customer and employee restaurants in stores by 2020.

June 11, 2018 News

Canadian plastics and chemistry industries set ambitious recycling targets

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The Canadian Plastics Industry Association and the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada have partnered to establish some ambitious recycling targets designed to re-use, recycle, or recover 100 per cent of plastics packaging by 2040.