Plastics Bans, Alternatives & Initiatives

» 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