Plastics Bans, Alternatives & Initiatives

» Vermont Takes Next Steps in Stopping Toxic Plastic Pollution
We break down the toxic toll of plastic pollution as state working group convenes to document health and environmental impacts
By Jen Duggan, Conservation Law Foundation
October 2, 2019

» Do plastic bag taxes or bans curb waste? 400 cities and states tried it out.
And will it work for plastic straws?
By Matthew Zeitlin, Vox
August 27, 2019

» Those Tiny Hotel Toiletry Bottles Are on Their Way Out
By Christine Hauser, New York Times
June 4, 2019

» Morrisons the first supermarket to ban fruit plastic packaging
By Angus Howarth, The Scotsman
May 21, 2019

» Mexico City passes ban on plastic bags, utensils
By Associated Press
May 10, 2019

» Plastic Bag Ban Passes In Springfield, Massachusetts
By Sean Teehan, NEPR
April 23, 2019

» ALDI says all packaging will be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025
By Melissa Breyer, Treehugger
April 4, 2019

» A Beautiful World: Europe bans single-use plastic
By Heather McElhatton, MPR News
February 11, 2019

» Lego Wants to Completely Remake Its Toy Bricks (Without Anyone Noticing)
By Stanley Reed, New York Times
August 31, 2018

» Researchers race to make bioplastics from straw and food waste
Scientists looking to replace oil as the source of the world’s plastic are harnessing everything from wood-eating bugs to chicory
Damian Carrington, Environment editor, The Guardian
July 5, 2018

» Saltwater Brewery Creates Edible Six-Pack Rings
By Heather Galanty, Craft Beer.com
May 13, 2016
SWB’s page on the rings
Eco Six Pack Rings (E6PR) page

» Infinitely Recyclable ‘Plastic’ Has Been Invented by Scientists
By Aristos Georgiou, Newsweek
April 27, 2018

» Thousands leave plastic behind in shops on day of action
Irish activists engage in a ‘shop and drop’ to highlight levels of unwanted packaging
By Kevin O’Sullivan Environment & Science Editor, Irish Times
April 21, 2018

» Plastic bag taxes really work
By Katherine Martinko, TreeHugger
April 5, 2018

» McDonald’s Is the Latest Restaurant to Ban Plastic Straws (from its 1,300 U.K. restaurants)
By Natasha Bach, Fortune Magazine
March 28, 2018

» Plastic straws: Which companies are banning them?
UK Businesses Move Forward with Plastic Bans
BBC News
March 28, 2018

» Taiwan Announces Ban on All Plastic Bags, Straws, and Utensils: All single-use plastic must be phased out by 2030
By Joe McCarthy, Global Citizen
Feb. 22, 2018

» Is it possible to live without plastic?
Readers’ tips for tip-free living
By Rachel Obordo, the Guardian
Wed 17 Jan 2018

» Lincoln-based company unveils compostable coffee pods
By Brian Hickey, KCRA
October 26, 2017