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The Halt of Plastic Waste Exports

Waste Management, Inc., announced it will no longer export plastic waste to poor countries outside the United States. Casella Waste Systems and several smaller companies have made similar announcements. In the wake of China’s 2017 ban on the import of mixed paper and mixed plastic, Waste...

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European Union Bans Single-Use Plastics

The European Parliament will ban a range of single-use plastics across the union to help stop ocean pollution. Items include plastic cutlery and plates, cotton buds, straws, drink-stirrers, and balloon sticks. The proposal also includes a measure to reduce single-use plastics for food and drink...

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The Ocean Cleanup Launch

Who can use good news? This month The Ocean Cleanup launched a 2,000-foot boom designed to gather plastic debris and clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. According to The New York Times, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch floats between California and Hawaii and is comprised of...

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A Whole New World, Without Plastic Straws

As many of you know, there is a growing movement to ban single-use plastic straws. We wrote about grassroots efforts to reduce straw use in a local Remyndr community in our May blog post, Puerto Rico | Plastic Straws. Today we have a huge update...

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