Positive Future #408 (Feature photo – Plastic Straws to be Banned in Taiwan – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) Taiwan, an island nation of 23.5 million people and about the size of Maryland, is stepping forward to ban single-use plastics. This year, bans on plastic straws will be enforced. In 2020, retail stores will be fined for giving customers disposable food containers, utensils and plastic bags. News portal Inhabitat brings the story of how Taiwan will proceed: https://inhabitat.com/taiwan-introduces-one-of-the-worlds-most-comprehensive-plastic-bans/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!
Positive Future #396 (Feature photo – Plastic Waste – CCA SA 4.0 International) The State of Washington is considering laws that would make plastic manufacturers and importers of plastic into the state responsible for plastic waste. Plastic interests do not register with a plastic packaging stewardship organization would be prohibited from selling plastic products in Washington State. Washington State is just one of many other states and nations looking to move away from single-use plastics and plastic waste. You can read the full story here: https://www.dailyintakeblog.com/2019/02/washington-bill-would-make-food-and-other-brand-owners-responsible-for-plastic-waste/?utm_source=Keller+and+Heckman+LLP+-+The+Daily+Intake&utm_campaign=81bf10eadf-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_91461d54e4-81bf10eadf-73217341
Positive Future #366 (Feature photo – Plastic Waste – CCA SA 4.0 International) Twenty eight (28) of the world’s largest plastic manufacturing companies have banded together under the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. Companies like Exxon Mobile. DuPont and Procter & Gamble are part of this new alliance. Interesting is that the producers of the single-use plastics that have led to the waste problem are stepping forward to help. What makes this alliance newsworthy is that they have pledged to spend $1.5 billion in the effort to end plastic waste. You can read the full story here on Inhabitat: https://inhabitat.com/companies-pledge-1-5-billion-to-reduce-plastic-waste/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!