EU backs ban on plastic straws, balloon sticks | Bangkok Post: news

November 5th, 2018 by

BRUSSELS: EU countries on Wednesday backed the outlawing of certain single-use plastics, bringing the bloc a step closer to an outright ban on the products which account for huge quantities of waste in the world’s oceans. Source: EU backs ban on plastic straws, balloon sticks | Bangkok Post: news The approval by the 28 member […]

California Bans Plastic Straws in Restaurants, But Exempts Fast Food

September 24th, 2018 by

California bans restaurants from routinely handing out plastic straws, but exempts fast-food outlets. Source: California Bans Plastic Straws in Restaurants, But Exempts Fast Food | Fortune California, the nation’s most populous state, joins a growing list of places to ban single-use plastic straws that’s accelerated as compostable and biodegradable alternatives have emerged. Seattle implemented the […]

The Summer of Plastic-Straw Bans: How We Got There – USA

August 9th, 2018 by

The story of how plastic straws went from ubiquitous to utensil non grata is one of psychology, a well-timed turtle and the power of social media. There has also been minimal industry pushback. Source: The Summer of Plastic-Straw Bans: How We Got There Great to see so many places replace the plastic straw.  There are […]

McDonald’s plan to ditch plastic straws by 2020 – Australia

July 20th, 2018 by

A familiar sight at your local Maccas is on the way out, with the fast food giant planning to roll out the change in 970 restaurants nationwide. Source: McDonald’s plan to ditch plastic straws by 2020 Australians will soon be slurping their McDonald’s thickshakes through paper straws after the company announced it would phase out […]

Plastic Straws Being Banned Around the World

March 2nd, 2018 by

Source: here But the tide against the straw is now changing: Seattle, in the US, wants only biodegradable straws in the city’s restaurants beginning in July, and Glasgow in Scotland has banned plastic straws in council buildings. The UK government has signalled plans for a potential ban, and the EU wants single-use plastic straws banned from all […]