Single-use plastics

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U.S. weakens first global commitment on curbing single-use plastics

Published: 
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 7:42pm

Nations made their first global commitment towards curtailing the surging consumption of single-use plastics on Friday, but critics said it failed to confront the planet's pollution crisis with the United States blocking efforts for more radical action.

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California lawmakers vote to restrict use of plastic straws, keeping state in national spotlight on environment

Published: 
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 1:28pm

California is poised to become the first state to restrict the distribution of plastic straws at restaurants under a bill approved Thursday by lawmakers, capturing the attention of environmentalists nationwide who hope the idea, like many with origins in the Golden State, will spread across the nation.

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Santa Monica City Council Approves Expanded Ban on Single-Use Plastics

Published: 
Wed, 08/15/2018 - 1:24pm

At last night’s meeting, the Santa Monica City Council approved a revision to the 2007 Nonrecyclable Plastic Food Service Container Ordinance to expand plastics banned to include all single-use plastics for prepared foods.